Wembley, England - The U.S. women's soccer team won the Olympic gold medal Thursday, avenging one of its most painful defeats with a 2-1 victory over Japan.
Carli Lloyd scored in the eighth and 54th minutes for the Americans, who lost to the Japanese in penalty kicks at last year's World Cup final.
Yuki Ogimi scored in the 63rd minute for Japan.
The U.S. team has won three consecutive Olympic titles and four of five since women's soccer was introduced at the 1996 Atlanta Games.
Before the match, Pittsford's Abby Wambach tweeted this morning "Heading to Wembley now. Just a few hours until we take the field. I will leave it all out there!!! Every bit!"
The match drew 80,203 fans to Wembley Stadium, breaking the record for a women's soccer game at the Olympics.
Canada won the bronze earlier Thursday, beating France 1-0.
(WHAM-TV) – It’s a big day for sports as Pittsford's Abby Wambach and Team USA go for gold.
It's a match-up of last year's World Cup final, pitting Japan against the U.S.
13WHAM News will be watching with Wambach's family at their restaurant.
The game starts at 2:45 this afternoon.
Wednesday night in London saw an unprecedented win for U.S. Women's Beach Volleyball.
Misty May and Kerri Walsh won their third straight gold medal after their match.
The pair beat another American team, meaning the U.S. takes both gold and silver in that event.
Today, Usain Bolt will go for the gold in the men's 200 meter dash. He's already won the 100 meters.