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Rose, Murray give Great Britain golden Sunday in Rio

Jan Ortega | 22 August, 2016, 00:46

Although, the worth of a medal in the long-term can depend on a whole lot more.

Simone Biles continues to make the case to be considered the greatest women's gymnast of all time.

For U.S. athletes winning an Olympic medal comes with pride, glory, and a hefty tax.

"The Chinese people have made progress, we don't need gold medals to boost our confidence and are no longer as harsh on our athletes", said one user on China's Twitter-like Weibo.

Ledecky is basically superhuman.

The men's team final concluded the Olympic's table tennis program in Rio, where China also won gold for the men's and women's singles events and the women's team event.

But she went out in the third round after Venus went out in the first, and the duo also fell in the first round of the doubles tournament.

Ledecky says she is so thankful for all the support.

Ledecky showed off her medals to the crowd and talked about her impact on the future generation of swimmers.

Though she looked pleased with her performance, Wang Yan, 16, finished fifth in the women's floor final that followed the parallel bars on Tuesday. It's nearly unfair because she's so good, she makes other elite swimmers look like amateurs.

He added: "I promised my daughter Rhianna I was going to get her a medal and I was thinking "I can't let her down".

Team Great Britain has won more than 50 medals in Rio, but neither the government nor the British Olympic Association are giving athletes any reward money. Why? Back in 2012, the senator and former Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio introduced the Olympic Tax Elimination Act, which would exempt US Olympic medal winners from this tax burden. Sounds like the veterans got schooled by a youngster.

For the United States, which has racked up a stunning 93 medals in all so far during the games, it was a time for track stars to shine. "Therefore this match, I was determined to exact revenge", he said.

Dafne Schippers of the Netherlands and Tori Bowie of the US, the silver medalist in the 100 meters at Rio, are aiming for a showdown Wednesday in the women's 200 meters. The U.S. Women's National soccer team lost to Sweden in a shootout Friday afternoon and Tuesday night, Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross fell to a Brazil team in the semifinals for beach volleyball. Walsh Jennings says losing on Tuesday night was "a awful feeling". Cartoons of Fu smiling and sticking her tongue out have gone viral on messaging apps as emojis, as has video of her finding out she'd won bronze from a TV interviewer after she'd blamed her "short arms" for letting her down.

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