>>Phelps Continues Historic Run On Day Six
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The United States is celebrating another incredible day at the Summer Olympics. Michael Phelps added to his legend on Day Six of the Rio Games. Phelps pulled away from the field for an impressive win in the 200-meter individual medley. The 31-year-old became the all-time leader in individual Olympic gold medals with 15 with his fourth straight victory in the event. Phelps didn’t stop there. Just a little over 30 minutes later, Phelps qualified for the final in the 100-meter butterfly. He’s also the three-time defending champion in that event.
Meanwhile, Simone Manuel became the first black female swimmer to earn an individual Olympic medal in U.S. history. Manuel shared the gold with Canada’s Penny Oleksiak after the pair finished tied in the women’s 100-meter freestyle. The duo set a new Olympic record time of 52.70 seconds. Ryan Murphy also captured his second gold of the games by winning the 200-meter backstroke.
Team USA’s Simone Biles took home one of the most coveted medals of the Olympics. Biles won the gold in the women’s gymnastics all-around final. She’s the fourth straight American to win the Olympic title in the event. Teammate Aly Raisman captured silver. The duo was also apart of the American squad that won the team all-around final earlier this week.
In other action, American Kayla Harrison won her second gold medal in judo. She’s only the second U.S. judo competitor ever to win two Olympic medals. The U.S. men’s volleyball team took down top-ranked and host nation Brazil in four sets. The Americans desperately needed a victory to keep their knockout tournament hopes alive after losing their first two matches of preliminary play.
The U.S. enters Day Seven of competition in first place in the medal count standings. The Americans added another six medals to their haul yesterday, giving them 38 thus far in Rio. Team USA’s 16 gold medals also leads all nations.
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