>>Team USA Adds 11 Medals On Day 15
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) — Team USA is finishing strong as the end of the Summer Olympics in Rio draws near. The U.S. women are still on top of the basketball world after slamming Spain, 101-72, in the gold medal match. Team USA has won an unprecedented six straight gold medals in women’s hoops. The U.S. is an astounding 66-and-3 since beginning play in 1976.
Meanwhile, Gwen Jorgensen is the first American ever to win gold in the women’s triathlon. Jorgensen finished the swimming, biking and running endurance competition with a time of one hour, 56 minutes and 16 seconds. The U.S. women’s volleyball team also won’t be leaving Rio empty-handed after beating the Netherlands in the bronze medal match.
The U.S. continued its impressive run in track and field Saturday night. Both the American men and women claimed gold in the four-by-400-meter relay races. Matthew Centrowitz also won gold in the men’s 1500-meter race. He’s the first U.S. man to win the event since Mel Sheppard in 1908.
The U.S. enters the final day of competition with a wide lead in the medal count standings. The Americans added 11 more medals to their haul on Saturday, giving them 116 in all. Team USA also leads the way in gold medals with 43.
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