Tuesday, August 16

Podium Finishes:
Gymnastics (1 gold, 3 silvers)
Simone Biles won the gold medal and Aly Raisman claimed silver in individual floor exercise competition Tuesday afternoon. Biles received a score of 15.966, 0.46 ahead of Raisman's 15.500 silver medal score. Raisman's silver, coupled with her gold medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games, makes her the first American women's gymnast to medal in an event in consecutive Olympic Games since Shannon Miller won balance beam silver in 1992 and gold in 1996. MORE

Danell Leyva won two silver medals in the men's individual final for parallel bars (15.900) and high bar (15.500). Leyva's silver on parallel bars is the first U.S. medal in the event since Jair Lynch won the same hue at the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games. MORE

Sailing (1 bronze)
Caleb Paine won the Finn class bronze medal in sailing competition Tuesday afternoon. Paine used a second-place finish in the medal races to complete the 11-race series with a total of 76 net points. Paine becomes the first American to earn an Olympic medal in the Finn class since Brian Ledbetter won a silver at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games, where the Finn class was introduced to the Olympic program. MORE

Track and Field (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Christian Taylor and Will Claye combined to give the U.S. the gold and silver medals in men's triple jump. Taylor posted a season-best 17.86 meters on his first jump to hold the lead throughout the event and take the gold medal. Claye's 17.76 meters, also on his first attempt, was a personal best which stood up to claim silver. MORE

Jenny Simpson won the bronze medal in the women's 1,500-meter run. Simpson completed the event in a time of 4:10.53.

Track Cycling (1 silver)
Sarah Hammer won her second silver medal in as many Olympic Games when she finished second in the women's omnium race during cycling competition. Hammer finished the six-race event with a total of 206 points. MORE






Sam Mikulak
Shannon Rowbury
Erik Kynard
Devon Allen
Ronnie Ash

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


High Bar
High Jump
110m Hurdles
110m Hurdles


Other Results:
The U.S. women's basketball secured a 110-64 victory over Japan. The win pushes the undefeated Americans into the semifinal round, where they await the winner of the France-Canada game later Tuesday evening. 

Shakur Stevenson advanced to a men’s bantamweight (56 kg.) semifinal with a 3-0 win on points over Mongolia’s Tsendbaatar Erdenebat. He’ll take on Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 18). Stevenson can do no worse than a bronze medal. Gary Russell was eliminated following a 2-1 loss to Uzbekistan’s Fazliddin Gaibnazarov in a men’s light welterweight (64 kg) quarterfinal.

Kristian Ipsen finished 5th and Michael Hixon was 10th in Tuesday evening's final round of diving in men's 3-meter springboard competition. Ipsen received a total score of 475.80, while Hixon recorded a score of 431.65.

The U.S. show jumping team sits in a tie for first place after the first of two rounds of team competition. Kent Farrington on Voyeur, Lucy Davis on Barron and McLain Ward on Azur were fault free to secure a share of first place heading into Wednesday’s final. Meanwhile, Beezie Madden and Cortes ‘C’ had eight jumping penalties on the day. Today’s competition also served as the second round of qualifying for individual competition. Farrington is tied for first with zero penalties, while Davis and Ward are tied for 15th with four penalties. With 12 total penalties and sitting in 46th place, Madden will not advance.

Marathon Swimming
Jordan Wilimovsky placed fifth in men's marathon swimming, completing the course with a time of 1:53:03.2. MORE

The U.S. men ended the day in 4th place in the 470 opening races with 67 points going into the medal race. The U.S. women also finished in 4th overall in their 470 opening round with 51 points. 
The women's 49er FX team placed 9th overall with 94 points, while the men's 49er team finished 19th with 155 points overall going into the medal race.

Synchronized Swimming
Anita Alvarez and Mariya Koroleva placed ninth in synchronized swimming duets Tuesday afternoon, recording a total score of 173.9945.

Track and Field
In the women’s 400m hurdles, Dalilah Muhammad and Ashley Spencer have advanced to the final, while Sydney McLaughlin placed fifth and did not advance. Brittney Reese and Tianna Bartoletta have advanced to the final in women's long jump, and Kerron Clement secured his spot in the final of the men’s 400m hurdles. Tori Bowie and Deajah Stevens have advanced to the final round of the women's 200m, while Jenna Prandini missed advancement by 0.06 seconds.

Volleyball - Beach
Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross lost their semifinal match against Brazil's B. Rippel Agatha and Barbara Seixas de Freitas, 2-0. Walsh Jennings and Ross now move into the bronze medal match, where they will face another challenge in Brazilians Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Rocha at 10 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 17). 

Volleyball - Indoor
The U.S. women's volleyball team defeated Japan, 3-0. The victory moved the Americans into the semifinal round, where they will face the winner of this evening's match between Russia and Serbia. The semifinals are scheduled for Thursday (Aug. 18). MORE