(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Team USA is celebrating a big Day Four of the Summer Olympics in Rio. The most decorated Olympian of all-time added to his medal haul last night. Swimming star Michael Phelps captured his 20th career Olympic gold by winning the 200-meter butterfly. A little more than an hour later, Phelps claimed his 21st gold as part of the four-by-200-meter freestyle relay team. The 31-year-old has 25 total medals in his Olympic career. Meanwhile, Katie Ledecky took home her second gold of the Games by winning the 200-meter freestyle. Madeline Dirado grabbed the bronze in the women’s 200-meter individual medley.
The U.S. women’s gymnastics team is bringing home their second consecutive gold medal. The team comprised of Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian won in dominating fashion. The “Final Five” trounced silver medalist Russia by a whopping margin of over eight points. Raisman and Biles will also compete in Thursday’s all-around individual final.
In other action, the U.S. women’s soccer team played to a surprising 2-2 draw with Colombia in their final group stage match. The Americans still won Group G with seven points. American tennis star and defending women’s singles gold medalist Serena Williams has been bounced from the Olympic tournament. Williams suffered a stunning third-round loss to the Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in straight sets.
The U.S. is widening its lead in the medal count standings. Team USA picked up another seven medals on Day Four, giving the Americans 26 total medals in Rio thus far. The U.S. has nine golds, eight silvers and nine bronze.
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