By Allie Dosmann | Nov. 05, 2018, 3 p.m. (ET)
Members of the U.S. women's softball team celebrate their victory of Nov. 3, 2018 in Takasaki, Japan.


Last week, the U.S. gymnastics teams got us excited for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Team USA had a solid showing at the New York marathon and the costumes of some of our favorite athletes (and celebrities) have us thinking Halloween needs to move up on our holiday power rankings. If you missed out on anything from Simone Biles' stunning performances to Beyonce's killer costume, don’t worry! We've got you covered.

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1. Go Green Or Go Home

In 2020, Team USA will be striving for Olympic and Paralympic medals of bronze, silver and gold, and, of course, green. Tokyo is set to make all 5,000 medals from 100-percent recycled materials for the first time in history. Japan has thus far collected 34,000 tons of material in the last six months – including 4 million cell phones.

2. Do you like cute kids in Halloween costumes, puppers who trick or treat, or what about Beyoncé? We thought so. Check out some of the best Team USA looks from Halloween.

3. OK, fine, quick peek. But, only because Jordan Burroughs' kids are almost too cute to handle.



4. Unstoppable

Simone Biles is cemented in history (as if we were ever going to forget her, anyway). With her first ever world title in vault, she took the record for the most world titles ever by a male or female gymnast. 

5. Next, she won silver on the uneven bars, so now Biles has won a medal in every event for the first time in U.S. history. That means she finished top three in the team event, individual all-around and all four apparatuses (vault, floor, uneven bars and balance beam).

6. The best part about Simone? She keeps it real and celebrated the exact same way we would have.

7. Lorraine McNamara and Quinn Carpenter would like to have your attention as the figure skating season begins. The ice dancers won their first senior grand prix medal this weekend and are only 19 and 22 years old, respectively.

8. Pitch Perfect

The U.S. women’s softball team completed its perfect international season with a 4-0 win over Japan in the Japan Cup finals. The Americans ended their season with a 20-0 international record.

9. Sahvanna Jaquish talked about what it feels like for USA Softball to prepare for the Olympics for the first time in a long time.

10. "I'm very surprised. I never expect to win a race. I just go in with a goal that I can control."

-Daniel Romanchuk became the first American man to win the New York City Marathon wheelchair event and the youngest person to do so.

11. Five years ago, there were no American women in the top 10 of the New York City marathon. This year, four women finished in the top seven – the best showing for the US of A since 1977. On the men’s side, four American men finished in the top 10.

12. Shalane Flanagan, a four-time Olympian, received some much deserved love as a result of her third-place finish.