Summer Olympics In Pictures, Part 2: The 50 Best Photos From London's Second Week

From the history being made on the track to world record falling to trouble on horses, we present some of the best photos from the second week at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

On Tuesday, we looked at the first week of the 2012 Summer Olympics with Part I of the best photos from the London Games, so naturally on Wednesday, we have Part 3. I'm kidding! It's Part 2.

The pictures that follow are some of the best from the second week of the Olmypics, again with an overall focus on American athletes and gold medal matches, but I also tried to capture some of the greatest moments we witnessed in London.

Previously: Summer Olympics In Photos, Part 1: The Best 42 Images From The Opening Week


South Africa's Oscar Pistorius failed to reach the finals of the 400m, but he made history simply by running, becoming the first athlete to compete in both the Paralympic and Olympic Games. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)


This remote-controlled mini Mini was used to transport javelins, hammers, shots and discuses across the field during competition. I want one. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)


A two-hour race was decided by a finish this close in the women's triathlon. Nicola Spirig, on the right, was declared the winner, edging Lisa Norden of Sweden. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)


Mark Barriga of Philippines lands a solid punch to the face of Kazakhstan's Birzhan Zhakypov in the Men's Light Fly boxing. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)


The start of the men's 100m ... (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)


... And the finish of the 100m. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


Usain Bolt wins his second straight gold in the men's 100m. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)


Wrestling? Wrestling! (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)


Synchronized swimming is the scariest sport. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


This is Germany's Robert Forstemann. He's a track cyclist. His legs are the size of tree trunks. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)


Brazil's Eduarda Amorim shoots during a match against Angola in the Women's Handball Preliminaries. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)


Wow, can't believe I missed Team Fencing. Looks nuts. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)


I must have Erik Kynard's socks. He went on to win silver in men's high jump, by the way. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


Action shot of the Men's 3000m Steeplechase. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


I actually watched some sailing during the Olympics. it is quite possibly the most soothing sport to watch. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)


Scott Brash of Great Britain riding Hello Sanctos during Individual Jumping. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


McKayla Maroney is the most disappointed silver medal winner there ever was. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


The picture that started it all. :-/ (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)


RIP Juan Gutierrez. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


YES! U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)


Luc Abalo of France jumps to shoot while Dalibor Doder (L) and Jonas Larholm (R) of Sweden just kinda watch him. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)


We made a lot of jokes about equestrian during these Games, but this shot of Henrik Von Eckermann on Allerdings in Individual Jumping is pretty awesome. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)


Team USA celebrates after beating Canada 4-3 in extra time during the semifinal match while Sad Canadian Player looks on. (Photo by Stanley Chou/Getty Images)


Germany's Robert Harting won gold in the Men's Discus Throw and celebrated by absolutely ripping apart his uniform. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)


Michael Conlan of Ireland celebrates his win over Nordine Oubaali of France in Men's Fly (52kg) Boxing. There's probably a leprechaun joke here. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)


After a 1500m swim, 40k bike ride and 10k run, men's triathlon gold medalist Alistair Brownlee shakes hands with the silver medalist Javier Gomez as they both lie exhausted at the finish line. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)


China's Xiang Liu of China kisses the final hurdle after failing to complete the 110m Hurdles due to injury for the second straight Olympics. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)


Queen of the Beach: Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor celebrate their third-straight gold medal in women's beach volleyball. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)


Taekwondo was pretty awesome. (Photo by Hannah Johnston/Getty Images)


Sarah Attar finished in last place in the Women's 800m Round 1 Heats, but made history -- she was the first woman from Saudi Arabia to compete in track and field. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


Ashton Eaton (L) and Trey Hardee, the World's Greatest and Second-Greatest Athletes, respectively. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)


Team USA scores a goal in the Women's Water Polo Gold Medal match against Spain. The U.S. went on to win the gold. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


Usain Bolt silences his critics literally and figuratively with another gold medal in the men's 200m. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)


This might be my favorite photo from the Olympics. It's the "photo finish" image supplied by Omega, and in it you can see Usain Bolt with his finger already up to his lips as he crosses the line. Just awesome. (Photo by Omega via Getty Images)


The greatest. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)


Ashton Eaton readies to run a 110m Hurdles heat in the decathlon. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


Women's boxing made its Olympic debut in London, and Claressa Shields came home with Team USA's first gold medal in the competition, winning the Middle (75kg) weight class. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)


Megan Rapinoe and Lauren Cheney celebrate their women's soccer gold medal, with a couple American flags. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)


If this happened in the fourth quarter, he probably would've passed it. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight, Allyson Felix and Tianna Madison pose with the clock after setting the world record in the 4 x 100m Relay. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)


Esquiva Falcao Florentino of Brazil screams after knocking down Great Britain's Anthony Ogogo. Just viscous. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)


... Wrestling? (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)


Team USA women's basketball team pose with their gold medals ... (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


... and then on Sunday it was the men's turn. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)


Sports! (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)


Mo Farah celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win gold in the 5000m, becoming just the seventh ever to win both the 5000m and 10,000m in the same Olympic Games. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)


Usain Bolt doing Mo Farah's "Mo-Bot," and Farah doing Bolt's signature pose. The Olympics are just the best. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)


I don't think that's how you ride a horse ... (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)


Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda celebrates wins the men's marathon. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)


Weeeeeee! (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


And now let's watch the final 8-bit medal count video: