Day 6 of the London Olympics saw the hosts pick up several more gold medals. Shooting, 2 man canoeing and track cycling boosted Team GB after the earlier golds. Especially the gold medal for Sir Chris Hoy in the cycling blew the roof of the impressive Velodrome. The noise while watching on tv was deafening, I can only image what it was like inside the thing. Michael Phelps also pleased the crowds and himself by winning his 20th (TWENTIETH!!) medal in the pool. Today the athletics starts. [30 photos total]

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Kerri Walsh Jennings of the U.S. celebrates after she and teammate Misty May-Treanor defeated Austria's Doris and Stefanie Schwaiger during their women's preliminary round beach volleyball match at Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS) #
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China's Wang Hao hits a return to Taiwan's Chuang Chih-yuan in their men's singles semifinals table tennis match at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games (GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS) #
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Argentina's Maria Virginia Zonta serves against the Netherlands' Marleen van Iersel and Sanne Keizer during their women's preliminary round beach volleyball match at Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS) #
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Spent cartridges are ejected from the shotgun of Sweden's Hakan Dahlby during the men's double trap shooting qualification round at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Royal Artillery Barracks (SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS) #
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Argentina's Maria Virginia Zonta shouts to teammate Ana Gallay during their women's preliminary round beach volleyball match against the Netherlands' Marleen van Iersel and Sanne Keizer at Horse Guards Parade during the London 2012 Olympic Games (MARCELO DEL POZO/REUTERS) #
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Russia's Alexei Klimov competes in the men's shooting 25m rapid fire pistol qualification round at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Royal Artillery Barracks (SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS) #
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The feet of Kohei Uchimura of Japan are seen as he watches his team mate compete during the men's individual all-around gymnastics final inLondon (DYLAN MARTINEZ/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Dimitrij Ovtcharov serves to Taiwan's Chuang Chih-yuan in their men's singles bronze medal table tennis match at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games (GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS) #
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A combination picture shows painted faces of fans from different countries during the London 2012 Olympic Games (STAFF/REUTERS) #
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Serena Williams of the U.S. chases after a return to Denmark's Wozniacki in their women's singles tennis quarterfinals match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club during the London 2012 Olympic Games (DOMINIC EBENBICHLER/REUTERS) #
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Team USA react after winning the gold medals at the victory ceremony after the women's eight finals rowing event during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney (EDDIE KEOGH/REUTERS) #
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Britain's David Florence and Richard Hounslow compete in the men's canoe double (C2) semi-final at Lee Valley White Water Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games (SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS) #
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Japan's players join hands after losing against Russia in their women's foil team quarterfinals fencing competition during the London 2012 Olympic Games (DAMIR SAGOLJ/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Lizzie Neave competes in the women's kayak (K1) semi-final at Lee Valley White Water Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games (SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Peter Robert Russell Wilson covers his face as he celebrates after winning in the men's double trap shooting event at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Royal Artillery Barracks (SERGIO MORAES/REUTERS) #
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Serbia's Filipovic reacts during their men's preliminary round Group B water polo match against Montenegro at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena (LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS) #
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China's Zhang Jike celebrates after defeating China's Wang Hao in their men's singles gold medal table tennis match at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games (GRIGORY DUKOR/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Philip Hindes, Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny compete in the track cycling men's team sprint qualifying heats at the Velodrome during the London 2012 Olympic Games (PAUL HANNA/REUTERS) #
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Mexico's Aida Roman shoots as she is seen on a large screen during the women's individual archery final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Lord's Cricket Ground (SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS) #
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Britain's gold medal in the men's canoe double (C2) final is seen during the victory ceremony at Lee Valley White Water Centre during the London 2012 Olympic Games (SUZANNE PLUNKETT/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Hillmann celebrates with a team member after defeating South Africa during their women's Group B hockey match at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Riverbank Arena on the Olympic Park (CHRIS HELGREN/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Chris Hoy celebrates after their track cycling men's team sprint finals at the Velodrome during the London 2012 Olympic Games (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
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Rebecca Soni of the U.S. celebrates as she wins the women's 200m breaststroke final in world record time during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (JORGE SILVA/REUTERS) #
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Britain's Chris Hoy celebrates after their track cycling men's team sprint finals at the Velodrome during the London 2012 Olympic Games (STEFANO RELLANDINI/REUTERS) #
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Germany's Rene Enders celebrates after the track cycling men's team sprint bronze finals at the Velodrome during the London 2012 Olympic Games (PAUL HANNA/REUTERS) #
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Croatia's players gather before their men's preliminary round Group A water polo match against Italy at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Water Polo Arena (LASZLO BALOGH/REUTERS) #
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Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands reacts after winning the women's 100m freestyle final during the London 2012 Olympic Games (TIM WIMBORNE/REUTERS) #
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Gold medallist Michael Phelps of the U.S. listens to his national anthem during the men's 200m individual medley victory ceremony during the London 2012 Olympic Games (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
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Michael Phelps of the U.S. is reflected as he swims his men's 100m butterfly semi-final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre (DAVID GRAY/REUTERS) #
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James of the U.S. scores against Nigeria during men's preliminary round Group A basketball match at Basketball Arena during London 2012 Olympic Games (POOL/REUTERS) #

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