(CBS News) LONDON -- Revenge was sweet for the U.S. women's soccer team at the London Olympics Thursday.
Theirwas a welcome reverse of last year's World Cup, in which they lost to Japan.
Goalkeeper Hope Solo made several big saves, including one in the final minutes of the match.
"I have to be patient as a goalkeeper, and I have to let the game come to me," she said.
On the track, Jamaica's Usain Boltin just over 19 seconds. It's his second victory this Olympics, making him the first double-sprint champion at back-to-back games.
And the man known as the "Blade Runner" is getting a second chance on the track. South Africa's Oscar Pistorius, a double-amputee who runs on special blades, was never passed the baton in the 4x400 relay because his teammate tumbled into a Kenyan runner. South Africa.
Team USA captured silver and gold in the men's decathlon. Ashton Eaton's lead seemed toeven before the last event began.
"We're the strongest in the world. No one can touch us, and it's just an amazing feeling," Eaton said.
But it's America's women who are scoring the most wins, with nearly 60 percent of Team USA's medals.
Michigan native Claressa Shields added to the count. The middleweight boxerat just 17. This was the first time female boxing has been allowed at the Olympics.
"This is my gold medal. I earned it," she said, adding that the gold medal around her neck was "heavy, but I'm not ever going to take it off!"
And in another victory for the women, the U.S. water polo team grabbed gold away from Spain -- and got back into the pool to celebrate. Even their fully-clothed coaches joined in.
Also, the women's volleyball team now hopes to serve up gold on Saturday, after beating South Korea, 3-0, in the semi-finals.