Friday, August 12

Team USA added 12 medals on the seventh day of competition in Rio, bringing its total to 50 overall. U.S. athletes collected four golds, but bronze was the color of the day with Americans earning seven third-place finishes in as many sports. Among those to win bronze was Kim Rhode (shooting), who became the first woman to win a medal at six straight Olympic Games, matching the U.S. women's all-time record for most individual medals in Olympic history. 

Podium Finishes:
Archery (1 bronze)
Brady Ellison won his first individual archery Olympic medal by defeating Sjef van den Berg of the Netherlands, 6-2, for bronze. Ellison’s bronze medal is his second of the Rio Games. He earned a silver medal with the U.S. team. Ellison is the first U.S. archer to win an individual Olympic medal since Vic Wunderle took silver at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. MORE

Boxing (1 bronze)
Nico Hernandez claimed the bronze medal in men's boxing in the 49 kg. division. It is the first Olympic medal for men’s boxing since 2008, and the first time in 28 years since a light flyweight won a medal. Hernandez won bronze after losing his semifinal bout to Hasanboy Dusmatov of Uzbekistan. MORE

Equestrian - Dressage (1 bronze)
The U.S. won the bronze medal in the team dressage competition on an average of 76.667%. It marked the first U.S. Olympic medal in dressage since 2004. The U.S. was led by Laura Graves, who scored a 78.071% in the grand prix and an 80.644% in the grand prix special. Graves, along with Steffen Peters and Allison Brock, qualified for the final individual round – the grand prix freestyle – which will take place on Monday, Aug. 15. MORE

Fencing (1 bronze)
The U.S. men's foil fencing squad of Alexander Massialas, Gerek Meinhardt, Miles Chamley-Watson and Race Imboden took bronze today, defeating Italy, 45-31. Meinhardt led the charge with 17 points, followed by Massialas with 16. The medal is the first for U.S. in the event since it won bronze at the Los Angeles 1932 Olympic Games. The U.S. has won two other medals in the event, a silver at the St. Louis 1904 Olympic Games and a bronze in Stockholm in 1920. MORE

Shooting (1 bronze)
Kim Rhode won the bronze medal in women's skeet, becoming the first American to win an Olympic medal at six consecutive Olympic Games. She advanced to the bronze-medal match by surviving a three-way shoot off that eliminated teammate Morgan Craft and then defeated China's Wei Meng, 7-6, in a shoot-off for the bronze. She ties Jackie Joyner-Kersee (track and field) for the most individual Olympic medals in U.S. women’s history. MORE

Swimming (3 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Katie Ledecky set a new world record in the women's 800m, taking the gold medal in a time of 8:04.79, 1.89 seconds faster than the world mark she set in January. Ledecky took more than 8 seconds off the Olympic record. 

Maya DiRado won the gold medal in the women's 200m back. DiRado took the lead in the last 50 meters to touch the wall in 2:05.99.

Anthony Ervin won the men's 50-meter freestyle gold medal and Nathan Adrian won the bronze. Ervin raced the length of the pool in 21.40 seconds, while Adrian touched in 21.49 seconds. It marks the second Olympic gold medal the 35-year-old Ervin has won in the event after sharing the gold with Gary Hall Jr. at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.

Michael Phelps was one of three swimmers who tied for the silver medal in the men's 100m fly. Phelps touched the wall at the same moment as South Africa's Chad le Clos and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh, all three recording a time of 51.14 seconds.

Tennis (1 bronze)
Steve Johnson and Jack Sock won the men's tennis doubles bronze medal, defeating Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil of Canada, 6-2, 6-4. The U.S. has now won a men's doubles medal in each of the last three Olympic Games after Bob and Mike Bryan won bronze at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, and followed that with gold in London four years later.

Track and Field (1 gold)
Michelle Carter gave the U.S. its first-ever gold medal in women's shot put, surpassing the field on her final throw. A three-time Olympian, Carter set an American record with her throw of 20.63 meters, going 0.21 meters farther than New Zealand's Valerie Adams. Carter's medal is only the second won by an American in women's shot put.

Other Final Finishes:






Morgan Craft
Raven Saunders
Leah Smith
Tom Shields
Carlos Balderas Jr.

Track &Field


Shot Put
800m Free
100m Fly
Men's Light - 60 kg.


Other Results:
Iris Wang won her preliminary round match, 2-1, against Portugal’s Telma Santos. She concludes group play against China's Li Xuerui at 3:55 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 14). On the men’s side, Howard Shu fell in his group play match, but will play Saturday against Cuba’s Osleni Guerrero. In group play, the pairs of Sattawat Pongnairat and Phillip Chew, Chew and Jamie Subandhi, and Paula Lynn Obanana and Eva Lee all fell to their opponents. 

The U.S. men's basketball team defeated Serbia, 94-91. Seated atop Group B with a 4-0 record, the U.S. will close preliminary play against France at 2:15 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 14). On the women’s side, the U.S. women's basketball team extended its Olympic winning streak to 45 games with an 81-51 victory over Canada. The women now have a 4-0 record heading into the final game of preliminary play, where they will meet China at 12:15 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 14).

Mikaela Mayer opened the Rio 2016 Olympic Games with a 3-0 decision over Micronesia's Jennifer Chieng in women's boxing competition. Mayer advances to the quarterfinal round, where she will face Russia's Anastasiia Beliakova at 5 p.m. Monday (Aug. 15).

In women’s 3m springboard, Abby Johnston and Kassidy Cook both advanced to the semifinals after placing 6th and 8th in the preliminary round. The semifinals will take place at 4 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 13).

Following the second round of the men’s tournament, Matt Kuchar leads all Americans in a tie for 14th place with a three-under score of 139. Bubba Watson carded a 67 (140) to improve 24 spots in the leaderboard in a tie for 18th, while Patrick Reed is tied for 22nd place with a two-round score of 141. Ricki Fowler moved up six spots in a tie for 50th (146) heading into round three, which begins 7:30 a.m. Saturday at the Olympic Golf Course.

The U.S. women's pair composed of Felice Mueller and Grace Luczak finished 4th, while the lightweight men's double sculls team of Josh Konieczny and Andrew Campbell Jr. finished 5th on Friday. Gevvie Stone placed 2nd in her women's single sculls heat to secure a spot in final A. The men's four team won the final B heat, while the women's lightweight double sculls finished 4th in its final B race.

The U.S. women's soccer team fell to Sweden in a penalty shootout, 4-3, Friday afternoon at Mane Garrincha Stadium. MORE

Following day five of competition, the women’s 470 team of Annie Haeger and Briana Provancha sit in 4th place with 17 points, while the men’s 470 duo of Dave Hughes and Stu McNay are in 8th with 29 points. Paige Railey (women’s Laser Radial) is ranked 10th with 81 points. In women’s 49erFX, Helena Scutt and Paris Henken are 14th, while Caleb Paine (men’s Finn) and Charlie Buckingham (men’s Laser) sit in 15th. Rounding out the team placed among the top 30 is Marion Lepert (women’s RS:X) in 16th, Louisa Chafee and Bora Gulari (Mixed Nacra 17) in 16th, Thomas Barrows and Joe Morris (men’s 49er) in 20th, and Pedro Pascual (men’s RS:X) in 28th.

Table Tennis
The women’s team of Jiaqi Zheng, Lily Zhang and Yue Wu fell to Germany, while the men’s trio of Yijun Feng, Kanak Jha and Timothy Wang lost to Sweden. 

Madison Keys will play for the bronze medal in women's singles tennis after falling to Germany's Angelique Kerber, 6-3, 7-5, in the semifinal round. Keys will face Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova at 12 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 13). 

Track and Field
In the morning session, Mason Finley (63.68) qualified for the men’s discus throw finals, while Boris Berian (1:45.87) made the finals in the men’s 800m. In the night session, Jeff Henderson (8.20) advanced to the men’s long jump final, while Amber Campbell (71.09) earned a spot in the women’s hammer throw final. Brenda Martinez (4:11.74), Jennifer Simpson (4:06.99) and Shannon Rowbury (4:06.47) qualified for the semifinals of the women’s 1,500m. Moving onto the semifinals of the men’s 400 meters are Gil Roberts (45.27), Lashawn Merritt (45.28) and David Verburg (45.48). In the women’s 100m, English Gardner (11.09), Tori Bowie (11.13) and Tianna Bartoletta (11.23) advanced to the semifinals.

Through four events in the heptathlon, Barbara Nwaba leads the Americans with 3,777 points, while Kendell Williams has collected 3,715 points, and Heather Miller-Koch scored 3630 points.

In the women’s 10,000 meters, Molly Huddle broke an American record and took sixth with a time of 30:13.17, while Emily Infeld finished 11th and Marielle Hall took 33rd.

Trampoline Gymnastics
Nicole Ashinger did not advance to the finals after placing 15th in the women's trampoline qualification on Friday. Ashinger scored 95.455 points.

Volleyball - Beach
Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross advanced to the quarterfinals of the Games after defeating Italy's Marta Menegatti and Laura Giombini, 2-0. Their quarterfinal opponent on Sunday (Aug. 14) will be the winner of the match between Poland's Kinga Kolosinska and Monika Brzostek and Australia's Taliqua Clancy and Louise Bawden.

Volleyball - Indoor
The U.S. women's volleyball team defeated Italy, 3-1, Friday afternoon. The team will face China at 5:05 p.m. on Sunday (Aug. 14). 

Water Polo - Men's 
The U.S. men's lost, 8-5, to Montenegro at Maria Lenk Aquatics Center. Currently sitting fifth in Group B with a 1-3 record, the U.S. concludes preliminary play against Italy (3-1) at 3:30 p.m. Sunday (Aug. 14).

First-time Olympian Jenny Arthur finished 6th in the 75 kg. weight class on Friday. She lifted a total of 242 kg., including 107 kg. in the snatch and 135 kg. in the clean and jerk.