>>Ten Days Of Competition Complete In Rio
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Day 10 of the Summer Olympics in Rio is complete. It was another historic day for Team USA. Allyson Felix became the most decorated American woman in track and field history by taking silver in the 400-meter race. Felix had to settle for second place after Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas won on a dive at the finish line. Despite the heartbreaking finish, Felix broke a tie with Jackie Joyner-Kersee with the seventh medal of her Olympic track and field career.
Also in track and field, Clayton Murphy became the first American man to medal in the 800-meter race since 1992. The 21-year-old Murphy captured the bronze in the event last night. He’s the first U.S. medalist in the competition since Johnny Gray, who also won bronze in the Barcelona Games. Meanwhile, Emma Coburn became the first American woman ever to medal in steeplechase by taking the bronze in the three-thousand meter race.
Simone Biles’ bid to win five gold medals in Rio has been denied. The American gymnast captured the bronze in the women’s balance beam. Biles previously won gold in the vault as well as the individual and team all-around competitions. Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands won gold on the beam. American Laurie Hernandez took silver.
In other action, the U.S. men’s volleyball team is through to the quarterfinals after posting a three-set win over Mexico. The U.S. beach volleyball duo of Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena has been bounced from Rio after falling in three sets to Brazil’s Alison and Bruno Schmidt.
The U.S. holds a commanding lead in the latest Olympic medal count standings. The Americans added six more medals to their haul on Monday, giving them 75 through 10 days in Rio. However, Team USA won no gold medals on Day 10, ending a 29-day Summer Games gold streak that dated back to Beijing in 2008.
Daniel Mowbray/as SPT) OLY)
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