Bronze goes to Brazil, which beat Belgium 3-0.
"In Brazil there's a lot of pressure about the gold, always winning," goalkeeper Renan said. "We didn't get to the final but in the end we won the bronze, which is also important."
As expected, China swept the women's singles, just like it did in 1988.
Zhang Yining got gold, Wang Nan got silver and Guo Yue the bronze.
"Every athlete wants to win the gold in China, and I'm from Beijing and I won the gold. And the top three are all from the Chinese team," Zhang said. "I think it was a really successful competition."
Russia's Evgeniya Kanaeva is the ribbon-twirling, club-throwing gymnast to beat.
She was second entering Friday's competition but passed teammate Olga Kapranova, who led after the rope and hoop portions Thursday. The individual finals are Saturday, with the team finals Sunday. Scores from qualifying do not carry into the finals.
Women's field hockey
Give it up for the Dutch.
The Netherlands beat China 2-0 for it's first gold since 1984. The silver is China's first medal in women's field hockey.
Argentina defeated Germany 3-1 to win the bronze.
The gold-winning pair of Anastasias are headed toward more hardware, along with six friends.
The Russians received a near-perfect score of 49.5 in the technical portion of the team competition, putting them in first place going into the free routine Saturday. The United States is fifth.
"The Russians perform from their hearts. No matter what we do, we do it (with) heart and soul," Anastasia Davydova said.
France and Iceland will play for gold, and whoever wins will be a first-time gold medalist.
Iceland beat Spain 36-30, while France defeated reigning Olympic champion Croatia 25-23.
France has only earned a medal once, a bronze in 1992, while Iceland has never won a medal in men's handball.