>>Biles Wins Floor Exercise Gold, Raisman Takes Silver
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Simone Biles is the gold medal winner in the women’s floor exercise. She scored a 15.966 to beat out teammate and defending gold medalist Aly Raisman, who scored 15.500. Amy Tinkler of Great Britain won bronze. For Biles, it’s her fourth gold and fifth medal overall in Rio. The 19-year-old is the first American female gymnast to win four gold medals in a single Olympic Games. Biles previously won gold in the women’s individual and team all-around, as well as the vault. She settled for a bronze medal on the balance beam.
>>”Final Five” Makes History In Rio
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The “Final Five” is in the record books as the most decorated U.S. women’s gymnastics team in Olympic history. The team of Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian broke a tie with the 1984 and 2000 squads by winning nine medals in Rio. Biles captured five total medals, including an Olympic record-tying four gold. Raisman earned three medals in Rio and has six in her Olympic career.
>>Leyva Wins High Bar Silver, Mikulak Fourth
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — American gymnast Danell Leyva won two silver medals on the same day in Rio. He finished second in the men’s high bar, while teammate Sam Mikulak came in fourth. Leyva scored a 15.500, while Germany’s Fabian Hambuechen won the gold with a score of 15.766. Great Britain’s Nile Wilson received a 15.466 to earn bronze. Earlier in the day, Leyva won a silver medal in the men’s parallel bars.
>>Taylor, Claye Finish 1-2 In Men’s Triple Jump
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The U.S. finished 1-2 in the men’s triple jump. For the second straight Olympics, Christian Taylor won the gold medal and teammate Will Claye took silver. The 26-year-old Taylor’s winning jump was 17.86-meters. The 25-year-old Claye finished right behind in second at 17.76-meters. Bin Dong of China finished third to claim the bronze medal. Four years ago in London, Taylor won gold for the U.S. with a jump of 17.81-meters. Claye came in second that year with a jump of 17.62-meters. Claye also proposed yesterday to girlfriend Queen Harrison, a 400-meter hurdler who failed to qualify for Rio.
>>No U.S. Medals In Men’s 10-Kilometer Open Water Swim
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Team USA did not medal in today’s men’s 10-kilometer open water swim. Jordan Wilimovsky was the top American finisher, coming in fifth, while teammate Sean Ryan finished 14th. Ferry Weertman of The Netherlands won gold. Greece took the silver medal and France won bronze. Wilimovsky finished in one-hour, 53-minutes and 3.2-seconds, 3.4-seconds off the winning pace. Ryan recorded a time of one-hour, 53-minutes and 15.5 seconds.
>>U.S. Women Pull Away From Japan In Rout
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — After leading by just 10 at half, the United States women’s basketball team pulled away and crushed Japan 110-64 to advance to the Olympic semifinals. Maya Moore and Diana Taurasi each had 19 points to lead the U.S. which had seven players scoring in double figures. Team USA will face France in the semis on Thursday.
>>Simpson Wins First U.S. Medal In 1500m
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Jenny Simpson is the first American woman ever to win an Olympic medal in the 1500-meter race. The 29-year-old Simpson captured the bronze in the track and field event in Rio Tuesday night. Her third-place finish comes after she failed to make it past the semifinals in London in 2012. Meanwhile, fellow American Shannon Rowbury finished fourth. Kenya’s Faith Kipyegon won gold and Ethiopia’s Genzebe Dibaba took silver.
>>Allen Finishes Fifth In 110m Hurdles
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Oregon wide receiver Devon Allen is coming up just short in his bid for an Olympic medal. Allen missed the podium after finishing fifth in the 110-meter hurdles Tuesday night. The 21-year-old junior wide out and kick returner is now slated to return to Oregon to continue his football career. Meanwhile, fellow American Ronnie Ash finished eighth. It’s the first time a U.S. runner has failed to medal in the event with the exception of the boycotted 1980 Games. Jamaica’s Omar McLeod won gold. Orlando Ortega of Spain took silver, while France’s Dimitri Bascou earned bronze.
>>Brazil Upends Ross, Walsh Jennings In Beach Volleyball
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Host nation Brazil is celebrating a stunner in women’s beach volleyball. The Brazilian duo of Agatha and Barbara knocked off Americans April Ross and Kerri Walsh Jennings in straight sets in the semifinals of the Olympic tournament. It’s the first loss of Walsh Jennings’ storied Olympic career. Ross and Walsh Jennings will face Brazil’s Larissa and Talita in the bronze medal match Wednesday night.
>>U.S. With Commanding Medal Lead
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The United States is blowing away the competition in the Olympic medal count standings. The Americans added nine more medals to their haul on Tuesday, giving them a whopping 84 through 11 days of competition in Rio. Team USA also leads the way with 28 gold medals. China ends Day 11 in second place in the overall standings with 51 medals, 17 of which are gold. Great Britain is right behind with 50 medals, including 19 gold.
>>U.S. Men’s Basketball Plays Argentina In Quarterfinals
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — The U.S. men’s basketball team is ready for the knockout round. Team USA will take on Argentina in a quarterfinal matchup at 5:45 p.m. Eastern. The Americans went undefeated in pool play with a 5-and-0 record, but had to hold off France 100-97 in its final game of the preliminary round. Golden State star Klay Thompson scored 30 points in that win. The U.S. men are gunning for their third consecutive Olympic gold medal.
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