Mexico shocks Brazil, 2-1

Oribe Peralta scored both goals as Mexico won its first gold medal in men's soccer.

Posted: August 12, 2012

Oribe Peralta scored just 29 seconds into the Olympic final and added another goal in the second half to help Mexico stun Brazil, 2-1, Saturday at Wembley and win its first gold in men's soccer.

Peralta took advantage of a mistake by the Brazilian defense in the game's opening minute and slotted a low right-foot shot into the net. It was the fastest Olympic goal in at least 36 years, since FIFA began keeping record of the competition.

The striker added the second with a firm header from a free kick in the 75th.

Hulk scored for Brazil in injury time, but Oscar missed a header in the final seconds to waste the last chance for a comeback.

Brazil, the pre-tournament favorite, was also trying to win its first gold, which is the only significant trophy the five-time world champions haven't won.

Volleyball. Brazil denied the United States its first gold medal in women's volleyball in a 3-1 upset that had the Brazilians turning somersaults on the court and some Americans sobbing. It was the first loss for the U.S. at the tournament and the second straight gold medal for Brazil. American star Destinee Hooker, the second-best scorer at the London Olympics, was held to 14 points.

 Boxing. Bantamweight Luke Campbell won Britain's first Olympic boxing gold medal in his division since 1908, dramatically knocking down rival John Joe Nevin of Ireland midway through the third round of a 14-11 victory.

Cycling. Julie Bresset picked up the victory at her first Olympics, rolling through the English countryside and waving the French flag as she finished. Bresset dominated the picturesque course at Hadleigh Farm. She took advantage of a mistake by defending gold medalist Sabine Spitz of Germany to build a massive lead.

Spitz wound up with the silver medal, and Georgia Gould of the United States claimed bronze.

Wrestling. American Coleman Scott won a bronze medal in the 60-kg competition.

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