(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Five full days of the Summer Olympics in Rio are in the books. It was another big night in the pool for Team USA as Katie Ledecky won her fourth medal of the Rio Games. Ledecky captured gold as part of the women’s four-by-200-meter freestyle relay team. Ledecky anchored the team that included Allison Schmitt, Leah Smith and Maya DiRado. Meanwhile, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte each advanced to the final of the 200-meter individual medley. Phelps is the three-time defending Olympic champion in the event. Lochte has also medaled in the event in each of the last three Summer Games, taking home two silvers and a bronze.
The U.S. men’s and women’s basketball teams are still unbeaten in Rio. The men survived a scare from Australia and pulled out a 98-88 win. Carmelo Anthony poured in 31 points en route to becoming the all-time leading scorer in U.S. Olympic men’s basketball history. The men are 3-and-0. The women continued to roll with a 110-84 rout of Serbia. Diana Taurasi knocked down a U.S. Olympic women’s record six three-pointers to help the squad improve to 3-and-0.
In other action, 42-year-old Kristin Armstrong won her third straight in Olympic gold in women’s cycling. The American beach volleyball duo of April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings advanced to the round of 16 by outlasting Switzerland’s Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre in three sets. Daryl Homer became the first American in 112 years to win a silver medal in men’s individual sabre.
The U.S. is still in first place in the overall medal standings. The Americans picked up another six medals on Day Four, giving them 32 through five days of competition in Rio. Team USA also leads all nations in gold medals with 11. China is second in the overall standings with 23 medals, 10 of which are gold. Japan has six golds and 18 medals overall.
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