Saturday, 17 November, 2018

First African-American Women Wins Individual Olympic Gold Medal in Swimming Event

First African-American Women Wins Individual Olympic Gold Medal in Swimming Event First African-American Women Wins Individual Olympic Gold Medal in Swimming Event
Jan Ortega | 17 August, 2016, 00:23

Every Olympic audience member has witnessed the pure joy with which the United States has celebrated the unbelievable performances from its various teams, especially the seemingly endless stream of gold medals being produced by the USA swimming team. As of the writing of this story, the United States has 24 gold medals, 18 silver and 18 bronze, giving the country a clear cut number one ranking with 60 total medals. She took silver in the women's 50 freestyle and then anchored as the US women won the 4x100 medley.

Phelps has won four golds and a silver in Rio, and swims his final race on Saturday night.

"I was not as serious about running as I am now", Murphy said.

Then there was American shooter Ginny Thrasher, at 19, winning the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics, pulling off an upset in the women's 10-meter air rifle event.

The US also won a rowing gold in women's eight and men's long jump.

Olivia Smoliga, Katie Meili, Kelsi Worrell and Abbey Weitzeil also collected gold medals for swimming in the heats. Still, he won comfortably in 14 minutes, 34.57 seconds.

Farah tumbled in the 10th lap but he brilliantly recovered before storming to the stunning victory. "I just wanted to execute my races as best I could and enjoy the process. Going to the 200 now, I'm very confident". But the team did not take the lead until Dana Vollmer sam the fly. The Americans' time of 3:27.95 established a new Olympic record.

They had already set world records in qualifying and their semifinal.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men's 100m final.

Officially, they lasted for almost five months, had a marathoner disqualified for using a auto on the route, another marathoner likely miss a medal because he ate rotten apples on the course and stopped for a nap, saw gymnast George Eyser win six medals despite having a wooden leg and featured events such as dumbbells and tug-of-war.

Olympic winners bite their medals as symbolism and to give photographers a pose to capture besides just smiles.

In cycling, Kristin Armstrong, at 42, became the oldest American woman to win a gold medal in any summer or winter Olympics since 1904.

After becoming the greatest Olympian in history two nights ago, Phelps claimed one more gold in what is expected to be his final Olympic race - which he and his teammates made sure was not much of a contest.

Wimbledon victor Andy Murray defeated Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro in an intense clash - and has become first medal-winner to defend the Olympic men's single title.

Olympic historian Bill Mallon had the United States with 976 golds coming into Rio. Find us on Facebook too!

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