Monday, August 15

Podium Finishes:
Gymnastics (1 silver, 1 bronze)
Laurie Hernandez won silver and Simone Biles took bronze in women’s balance beam. Hernandez received a score of 15.333 for her performance, while Biles was awarded a 14.733. The only other time the U.S. had multiple podium finishers in the event was the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, when Shawn Johnson won gold and Nastia Liukin won silver.

Track and Field (1 silver, 3 bronzes)

Allyson Felix won the silver medal in the women's 400-meter dash Monday evening at Rio's Olympic Stadium. She finished the race in 49.51, marking a season-best record.

Sam Kendricks won the bronze medal in men's pole vault Monday evening at Rio's Olympic Stadium. He successfully cleared a height of 5.85 meters.

Clayton Murphy won the bronze medal in the men's 800m run Monday evening. Murphy used a strong kick to pass several opponents and finish with a personal-best mark of 1:42.93

Emma Coburn won the bronze medal in the women's 3,000m steeplechase and set the American record with a time of 9:07.63. The record was previously set by Coburn in early May. 
This is her first Olympic medal after finishing 8th at the 2012 London Olympics. It is also the first U.S. medal in the women's 3,000m steeplechase event. 






Natasha Hastings
Phyllis Francis
Amber Campbell
Deanna Price
Boris Berian
Colleen Quigley 
Courtney Frerichs

Track and Field
Track and Field
Track and Field
Track and Field
Track and Field
Track and Field
Track and Field


Hammer Throw
Hammer Throw
3,000m Steeplechase
3,000m Steeplechase



Other Results:
Antonio Vargas lost on a unanimous decision (3-0) to Uzbekistan's Shakhobidin Zoirov in the men's flyweight division. On the women's side, Mikaela Mayer was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the women’s light (57-60 kg.) weight class, losing on points in a 2-0 decision to Russia's Anastasiia Beliakova.

Maggie Hogan paddled 44.668 seconds in the women's kayak 200m sprint. Her 7th-place finish is just outside the top qualifying spots. Hogan will be competing in the women's kayak single 500m sprint on Wednesday (August 17). 

Kristian Ipsen and Michael Hixon advanced to the semifinal round of men's 3m springboard diving after preliminary competition. Ipsen is in 3rd place with a score of 461.35, while Hixon was 10th with a 421.60 points. Semifinal competition begins at 10 a.m. Tuesday (Aug. 16), with finals beginning the same day at 6 p.m.

Laura Graves and horse Verdades narrowly missed the podium after placing fourth in individual dressage Grand Prix freestyle competition. Graves and Verdades received a score of 85.196. Steffen Peters and Legolas 92 finished 12th with a score of 79.393, while Allison Brock and Rosevelt placed 15th with a 76.160.

Field Hockey
The U.S. women's field hockey team fell to Germany, 2-1, in the quarterfinal round Monday afternoon.

Marathon Swimming
Haley Anderson finished 5th in the women's 10km marathon swimming, finishing in a time of 1:57:20. Her time was just 48.1 seconds behind the eventual winner.

The women's 49er FX team finished today with 80 points, putting them in 9th overall with one race left in the opening round. 
The 49er men's team sits with 141 points overall with one race left in its opening round. The women's Laser Radial medal race featuring Paige Railey was postponed due to weather, along with the 470 men's and women's final three opening races. Each of those events are rescheduled for Tuesday (Aug. 16).

Synchronized Swimming
Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva advanced to the finals after finishing with a total score 172.8945 to qualify for 9th in duets technical routine. The team's biggest point totals came from the impression and elements portion of the competition.

Track and Field
Tori Bowie, Deajah Stevens, and Jenna Prandini advanced to the women's 200m semifinals. Byron Robinson and Kerron Clement advanced to the men's 400m hurdles semifinals, while Michael Tinsey did not qualify. Hillary Bor, Evan Jager and Donald Cabral are going to the men's steeplechase 3,000m final round. 

Track Cycling
Sarah Hammer highlighted Monday's competition for the U.S. Track Cycling team with three top-four finishes in the women's omnium races. She finished 4th in the scratch race, 2nd in the individual pursuit and 3rd in the elimination race. The women's omnium competition will continue tomorrow at 10:57 a.m. Bobby Lea placed 17th in the men's omnium after a DNF in the final race. 

Volleyball - Beach
Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena fell to Brazil's Alison Cerutti and Bruno Oscar Schmidt, 2-1, in the quarterfinal round.

Volleyball - Indoor
The men's volleyball team continued to roll on in group play, defeating Mexico in straight sets, 3-0, and outscored them 75-53. This marks the third consecutive win after starting 0-2. The team now awaits seeding for the knockout round of play. 

Water Polo
The U.S. women's water polo team secured a semifinal berth with a 13-3 victory over Brazil. The U.S. went on top just 75 seconds into the match with the first of 13 unanswered goals during the first three quarters. Next up is the winner of the Australia-Hungary game in a semifinal match scheduled for Wednesday (Aug. 17).

Greco-Roman wrestlers Ben Provisor and Robby Smith lost their opening bouts in the 85 kg. and 130 kg. weight classes, respectively. The wrestlers who beat them dropped their quarterfinals matches, meaning Provisor and Smith were eliminated from the tournament and don’t have a chance to win bronze in the repechage.