Thursday, August 11

Highlighted by historic gold medals from Simone Biles, Kayla Harrison, Simone Manuel and Michael Phelps, Team USA added six medals on Day 6 of competition at the Rio Olympic Games. Manuel set an Olympic record to tie for gold in the women's 100-meter freestyle, becoming the first African-American woman to win an individual medal in swimming. 

Podium Finishes:
Gymnastics (1 gold, 1 silver)
Simone Biles won the women's gymnastics individual all-around gold medal, and teammate Aly Raisman took silver in the competition. Biles had an overall score of 62.198, which was 2.1 points ahead of Raisman's 60.098. Biles and Raisman claimed the top two spots on vault, balance beam and floor. Biles becomes the fourth different American gymnast to take the all-around gold in as many Olympic Games. MORE

Judo (1 gold)
Kayla Harrison defended her Olympic title, defeating France’s Audrey Tcheumeo by ippon to win the gold medal in the women's judo -78 kg. division. Harrison scored the ippon with six seconds remaining in the contest, giving her the second Olympic gold medal in the history of U.S. women’s judo. Adding to her gold medal from the London 2012 Olympic Games, she became the first American to win back-to-back Olympic golds in judo. MORE

Swimming (3 golds)
Michael Phelps won his fourth gold medal in as many Olympic Games in the men's 200-meter individual medley. Phelps pulled away from the field in the final 50 meters to take the victory with a time of 1:54.66. This marks the 22nd Olympic gold medal of his career and fourth at these Games. MORE 

Ryan Murphy won the men's 200-meter backstroke, finishing in a time of 1:53.62. It is the sixth consecutive Olympic Games that an American has won the gold medal in the event. MORE

Simone Manuel
tied for the gold medal with Canada’s Penny Oleksiak and set an Olympic record in the women's 100-meter freestyle. Both touched the wall in a time of 52.70 seconds, shaving 0.01 seconds off the Olympic record set earlier in the Rio meet. MORE






Jacob Pebley
Ryan Lochte
Abbey Weitzeil



200m Back
200m IM
100m Free


Other Results:

Iris Wang defeated Belgium's Lianne Tan, 2-1, to win her opening match in Olympic badminton. The win gives Wang a share of the top spot in Group E with two matches remaining. She will face Portugal's Telma Santos on Friday (Aug. 12) at 7:30 p.m. 

The doubles teams of Phillip Chew and Jamie Subandhi, Chew and Sattawat Pongnairat, and Eva Lee and Paula Lynn Obanana each dropped their opening matches in pool play. All three doubles teams return to action Friday (Aug. 12). 

The team of Devin McEwan and Casey Eichfeld finished 10th in men’s canoe double (C2) with a time of 1:57.85. In women’s kayak (K1), Ashley Nee finished 14th with a time of 1:56.59.

Cycling - Track
The U.S. women’s team pursuit placed 2nd in the qualification round and advanced to the first round. The top four teams in the first round will have a chance to race for gold. The first round will be held on Saturday (Aug. 13) at 11:15 a.m.

With a score of 76.971 after day two of competition, the U.S. Olympic Dressage Team sits in 3rd place, qualifying for tomorrow's team final. In the individual competition, Laura Graves, Steffen Peters, Kasey Perry-Glass and Allison Brock advanced to the final. Graves was 5th (78.071), Peters was 6th (77.614), Perry-Glass was 17th (75.229) and Brock was tied for 25th (72.686). The final round begins Friday (Aug. 12) at 10 a.m.

The U.S. women's epee squad of Katharine Holmes, Courtney Holmes and Kelly Holmes defeated Korea to finish the team competition in 5th place. After falling to Romania in the quarterfinals, the U.S. squad defeated France, 32-28, then recorded a 22-18 win over Korea for their final placement. 

Field Hockey
The U.S. women's field hockey team improved its record to 4-0 in Pool B with a 3-0 victory over India. With the win, the U.S. moves to 4-0 in Pool B with one game remaining in preliminary play. The U.S. will face off against Great Britain on Saturday (Aug. 13) at 6 p.m. to determine which team will sit atop the Pool B table. MORE

After round one, Matt Kuchar is tied for 11th overall with a score of two-under 69. Patrick Reed carded a 72 to tie for 34th, Bubba Watson shot a 73 to tie for 42nd, and Rickie Fowler tied for 56th with a four-over 75. Round two begins Friday (Aug. 12) at 7:30 a.m.

In today’s finals, the U.S. women’s quadruple sculls team finished 5th, while the women’s double sculls team placed 6th. Lightweight men’s four earned 4th in final B, while men’s pair finished 5th in its respective final B. Four boats advance to tomorrow’s finals, including lightweight men’s double sculls and women’s pair to final A, and women’s lightweight double sculls and men’s four to final B. Gevvie Stone will compete in the women’s single sculls semifinal on Friday (Aug. 12). 

The U.S. men defeated Spain, 24-12, to conclude the Olympic tournament in ninth place. Carlin Isles scored 10 points in leading Team USA to victory in its final match. MORE

Through day four of competition, the women’s 470 duo of Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha, and the men’s 470 pair of Stuart McNay and Dave Hughes finished among the top 10. Marion Lepert (women’s RS:X) placed 12th, while Caleb Paine (men’s Finn) finished 15th. The Mixed Nacra 17 duo of Bora Gulari and Louisa Chafee placed 16th, while Pedro Pascual (Men’s RS:X) finished the day in 30th.

Ginny Thrasher and Sarah Scherer placed 11th and 33rd in the qualifying round of the 50-meter rifle 3-position competition and did not advance to the final.

In singles play, Madison Keys advanced to the semifinals with a 2-0 win over Russia’s Daria Kasatkina, and Steve Johnson topped Russia’s Evgeny Donskoy, 2-0, in the third round. In mixed doubles, the duos of Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram, and Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock each picked up first-round wins. Steve Johnson and Sock fell in the men’s doubles semifinals.  

Volleyball - Beach
Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena closed out pool play undefeated, beating Italy's Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo, 2-1. The win keeps the duo at the top of Pool C as the tournament moves to the knockout stage, where they begin play in the round of 16 against an opponent to be determined. On the women’s side, Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat fell to Russia's Ekaterina Birlova and Evgenia Ukolova, 2-1. MORE

Volleyball - Indoor
The U.S. men's volleyball team defeated host Brazil, 3-1, to improve its record to 1-2. Currently in 5th place in Pool B, the U.S. faces second-place France on Saturday (Aug. 13) at 5:05 p.m.

Water Polo
The women’s water polo team defeated China, 12-4, in preliminary play on Thursday. With the win, the U.S. sits in first place of Group B with four points total. The team will face Hungary on Saturday (Aug. 13) at 1 p.m. MORE