Wednesday, August 10

On the day before her 43rd birthday, Kristin Armstrong opened a six-medal-haul day for Team USA, claiming her third straight Olympic title in the road cycling time trial and becoming the oldest female Olympic gold medalist in cycling. 

Podium Finishes:
Cycling - Road (1 gold)
Kristen Armstrong claimed the gold medal in the women's road time trial Wednesday. Armstrong completed the course in 44:26.42, averaging a speed of 40.099 kilometers per hour. This is her third gold medal in the event. Armstrong becomes the first Olympic cyclist from any nation to win the same event three times. At 42 years and 364 days, she also becomes the oldest female Olympic cycling gold medalist.

Diving (1 silver)
Sam Dorman and Michael Hixon won the silver medal in men's synchronized 3-meter springboard diving at Maria Lenk Aquatics Center. The duo earned the highest score of the competition on their last dive, a 98.04, to boost their overall total to 450.21. MORE

Fencing (1 silver)
Daryl Homer won the silver medal in men's saber competition Wednesday evening, securing the second individual men’s fencing medal for the U.S. in a single Olympic Games for the first time since 1904. Homer also becomes the first American to earn an Olympic medal in saber since Peter Westbrook won bronze at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. MORE

Swimming (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Allison Schmitt, Leah Smith, Maya DiRado and Katie Ledecky won the gold medal for the U.S. in the women's 4x200m free at Olympic Aquatics Stadium, finishing the event in 7:43.03. The win gives Ledecky her third gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. Combined with her gold medal in the 800m free at the London 2012 Olympic Games, she has moved into a tie for third among U.S. female swimmers with four career golds, matching Janet Evans, Dara Torres, Missy Franklin and Dana Vollmer. MORE

Josh Prenot won the silver medal in the men's 200m breast with a time of 2:07.53, just 0.07 seconds behind the winning time. MORE

Nathan Adrian won the bronze medal in the men's 100m free, finishing the race in 47.85 seconds. MORE






Cammile Adams
Caeleb Dressel
Hali Flickinger
Kevin Cordes
Evelyn Stevens
Taylor Phinney
Brent Bookwalter



200m Fly
100m Free
200m Fly
200m Breast
Road Race
Road Race
Road Race


Other Results:
Zach Garrett shut out Malaysia’s Hazio Kamaruddin, 6-0, in the men’s individual archery round of 32, and secured a 7-2 win over Crispin Duenas of Canada in the round of 16 on Wednesday. Garrett will face teammate Brady Ellison in the semifinals on Friday (Aug. 12).

The U.S. men's basketball team topped Australia, 93-88, Wednesday evening. The win secures a spot in the knockout stage for the U.S. team, which stands at 3-0 atop the Group A table. The team will face Serbia in a game scheduled for Friday (Aug. 12) at 7 p.m. MORE

On the women’s side, Diana Taurasi broke her own records for three-point field goals made and attempted while leading the U.S. women's basketball team to a 110-84 victory over Serbia. They will face Canada on Friday (Aug. 12) at 3:30 p.m.

Nico Hernandez assured himself no worse than a bronze medal after winning his quarterfinal bout in the men's 49 kg. division with a 3-0 decision over Ecuador's Carlos Quipo Pilataxi. He will face Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan on Friday (Aug. 12) at 12:15 p.m. Gary Russell defeated Richardson Hitchins of Haiti, 3-0, to advance to the round of 16 in the men's 64 kg. division. His next opponent is Wuttichai Masuk of Thailand in a bout scheduled for Sunday (Aug. 14) at 1:30 p.m. 

Michal Smolen finished 12th in the men’s kayak slalom (K1) semifinal on Wednesday at Deodoro Whitewater Stadium. In his first Olympic Games, Smolen accumulated a total time of 97.87 seconds. MORE

After day one of competition, the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team sits in 4th place after scoring 73.957 points in the Dressage Team Grand Prix at the Olympic Equestrian Center. In the individual competition, Kasey Perry-Glass and horse Dublet are in 5th with 75.229 points, while Allison Brock and horse Rosevelt are tied for 7th. The competition continues tomorrow at 10 a.m.

Field Hockey
The U.S. Women’s Field Hockey Team defeated Japan, 6-1, securing its spot in the quarterfinal round. Katie Bam led the team with three goals, followed by Katie Reinprecht, Jill Witmer and Melissa Gonzalez with one goal each. The women will face India in pool play on Thursday (Aug. 11) at 7:30 p.m. MORE

Sam Mikulak finished 7th and Chris Brooks placed 14th in the men's individual all-around gymnastics competition. MORE

U.S. men’s judoka Colton Brown finished 9th in the 90 kg. class, losing by waza-ari to France’s Alexandre Iddir in the Round of 16.

The U.S. men's rugby team defeated Brazil, 24-12, and will face Spain on Thursday (Aug. 11) to finish 9th or 10th in the Olympic Games. 

The women’s 470 team netted 11 points to position themselves 5th after two races, while the men’s 470 team sits in 8th after two races. Caleb Paine moved into 7th in the men’s Finn competition with six races remaining. Paige Railey moved into 7th in the women’s Laser Radial competition, while Charlie Buckingham moved to 15th after six races in men’s Laser. The U.S. Nacra 17 is in 11th place after two races.

U.S. shooters Josh Richmond and Glenn Eller finished 7th and 14th, respectively, in men’s double trap at Olympic Shooting Center. In men’s 50m free pistol, Will Brown and Jay Shi finished 10th and 14th, respectively. It’s the third time since 1964 the U.S. has finished among the top 10 in free pistol, and it’s the highest finish since 1992. 

Volleyball - Beach
In beach volleyball, Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross defeated Switzerland’s Isabelle Forrer and Anouk Verge-Depre, 2-1, while Jacob Gibb and Casey Patterson fell to Spain’s Pablo Herrera Allepuz and Adrian Gavira Collado, 2-1. MORE

Volleyball - Indoor
The U.S. women's volleyball team gained its third win of the Games with a 3-1 win over Serbia. Positioned atop the Pool B standings, the U.S. women meet Italy on Friday (Aug. 12) at 3 p.m., before wrapping up group play against China on Sunday (Aug. 14).

Water Polo
The U.S. men's water polo team picked up its first win of the Games with a 6-3 victory over France. Now 1-2 in group play, the team will face Montenegro on Friday (Aug. 12) at 11:40 a.m., before closing the preliminary round against Italy on Sunday (Aug. 14). MORE