Wednesday, August 17

Podium Finishes:
Equestrian (1 silver)
The U.S. show jumping team of Lucy Davis and Barron, Kent Farrington and Voyeur, Beezie Madden and Cortes ‘C’, and McLain Ward and Azur won the silver medal in team competition, finishing the two-round competition on five faults. The U.S. last medaled in team show jumping in 2008 (gold), with both Madden and Ward returning from that team. Today’s competition also served as the third individual qualifier. Farrington qualified in 2nd place (1), while Ward was tied for 7th (4) and Davis was tied for 18th (8). MORE

Track and Field (2 golds, 3 silvers, 2 bronzes)

Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin won gold, silver and bronze, respectively, in the women’s 100m hurdles. Rollins ran a 12.48, Ali posted a 12.59 to win silver and Castlin was right behind at 12.61. This is the first time ever the U.S. has swept the podium in women’s 100m hurdles, which was introduced at the Munich 1972 Olympic Games. MORE

Tianna Bartoletta and Brittney Reese won gold and silver medals, respectively, in the women’s long jump. Bartoletta had a personal-best jump of 7.17, while Reese’s top jump measured 7.15. This is the first time the U.S. has won gold and silver in the women’s long jump at the same Olympic Games. MORE

Evan Jager won the silver medal in the men's 3,000m steeplechase, giving the U.S. its first medal in the event since Brian Diemer's bronze at the Los Angeles 1984 Olympic Games. Jager ran a season-best 8:04.28. Jager's time was under the old Olympic record of 8:05.51, which had stood since the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games. MORE

Tori Bowie won bronze in the women’s 200m final with a time of 22.15. This is the fourth straight Olympic Games where a U.S. woman has medaled in the 200 meters. MORE

Volleyball - Beach (1 bronze)
Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross won bronze in women’s beach volleyball. They won the final two sets to defeat Brazil’s Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Rocha, 2-1. This is the fourth medal for Walsh Jennings, who won gold in 2004, 2008 and 2012 with former partner Misty May-Treanor. Ross won silver in 2012 with Jen Kessy. MORE






Hillary Bor
Donald Cabral

Track and Field
Track and Field


3,000m Steeplechase
3,000m Steeplechase


Other Results:
The U.S. men’s basketball team (6-0) advanced to the semifinal round by beating Argentina, 105-78. The U.S. will play Spain in a semifinal on Friday (Aug. 19). MORE

Claressa Shields opened the defense of her Olympic gold medal in women's boxing's 75 kg. division with a 3-0 quarterfinal win over Russia's Iaroslava Iakushina. Shields advances to the semifinal round, where she will face Kazakhstan's Dariga Shakimova at 3:30 p.m. on Friday (Aug. 19).

Maggie Hogan was eliminated from the women’s kayak single 500m as she finished 6th. 

Cycling - BMX
Brooke Crain and Alise Post made the quarterfinal round in Women’s BMX. Crain (35.345 seconds) finished 7th and Post (35.509) was seeded 8th in the qualifying heat. On the men’s side, Connor Fields qualified 4th with a time of 34.768 seconds, while Corben Sharrah ranked 5th and Nicholas Long qualified 9th. 

Jessica Parratto and Katrina Young qualified for the women’s diving 10-meter platform semifinal by finishing third and 12th, respectively, in the preliminaries. Parratto scored 346.8 points over her five dives, while Young posted 313.85 points. The semifinal will be 10 a.m. Thursday (Aug. 18). 

Lexi Thompson sits in 7th place after shooting a 3-under 68 in the first round of women’s golf. Gerina Piller fired a 2-under 69 for 11th place, while Stacy Lewis shot a 1-under 70 to finish the day in 19th place. 

The sailing events for Wednesday, Aug. 17 were postponed. 

Track and Field
Ashton Eaton leads all competitors after one day and five events of the decathlon with a total of 4,621 points, while Jeremy Taiwo is 5th and Zach Ziemek is 10th. Lashawn Merritt (19.94) qualified for the men’s 200m final, while Justin Gatlin (20.13) and Ameer Webb (20.43) missed the cut. Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Bernard Lagat qualified for the final of the men’s 5,000m, but Hassan Mead did not advance. Ajee Wilson (1:59.44) qualified for the semifinals in the women’s 800m, but Kate Grace and Chrishuna Williams did not advance. Rudy Winkler and Conor McCullough did not make it past the qualifying round of the men’s hammer throw. Cyrus Hostetler (20th), Sam Crouser (34th) and Sean Furey (35th) did not qualify for the final in men’s javelin.

Volleyball - Indoor
The U.S. men's volleyball team advanced to the semifinal round with a 3-0 victory over Poland Wednesday afternoon. The win moves the Americans into a semifinal contest between the winner of the match between Italy and Iran. The semifinals are scheduled for Friday (Aug. 19). MORE

Water Polo
The U.S. women’s water polo team kept its gold medal defense alive by beating Hungary, 14-10, in the semifinal round. Nine different players scored at least one goal for the U.S., and captain Maggie Steffens led the way with four goals. The gold medal match between the U.S. and Italy is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on Friday (Aug. 19). MORE

Haley Augello was eliminated in the repechage of the women’s 48 kg. weight class with a 3-2 loss to Kazakhstan’s Zhuldyz Eshimova.