Thursday, August 18

Podium Finishes:
Track and Field (4 golds, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Kerron Clement won the men's 400m hurdles gold medal, running a season-best 47.73 seconds. Clement's win continues a cycle that began at the Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games that has seen the U.S. take gold at every other Olympic Games (1992, 2000, 2008, 2016). MORE

Ryan Crouser won gold in the men’s shot put, throwing 22.52m to break the Olympic Record on his fifth attempt. Joe Kovacs won the silver medal with a throw of 21.78 meters on his first attempt. The last time the U.S. men finished first and second in the men’s shot put was at the 1996 Games. MORE

Ashton Eaton defended his title and claimed the gold medal in the decathlon. Eaton’s final score of 8,893 points ties the Olympic record held by Roman Sebrle of the Czech Republic. MORE

Dalilah Muhammad won the gold medal in the women’s 400m hurdles, crossing the line in 53.13. Teammate Ashley Spencer won the bronze medal in a personal-best time of 53.72. MORE

Wrestling (1 gold)
Helen Maroulis gave the U.S. its first Olympic gold medal in women's wrestling, defeating three-time Olympic champion Saori Yoshida of Japan. Maroulis won in a 4-1 decision. Yoshida entered the match with a string of 13 consecutive world championships in addition to her gold medals from the past three Olympic Games. MORE






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Other Results:
The U.S. Women’s Basketball Team (7-0) defeated France in the semifinals, 86-67, and will face Spain in the gold medal game on Saturday (Aug. 20) at 3:30 p.m. MORE

Shakur Stevenson advanced to the men’s bantamweight (56 kg.) gold medal bout after Russia’s Vladimir Nikitin withdrew from the semifinal due to injuries. Stevenson will face Cuba’s Robeisy Ramirez in the final, which is scheduled for 2:15 p.m. on Saturday (Aug. 20). The last U.S. gold medal in men’s bantamweight was won by Kennedy McKinney at the Seoul 1988 Olympic Games.

Cycling - BMX
All three U.S. men's BMX riders have advanced to Friday's (Aug. 19) semifinal round. Nic Long and Corben Sharrah will race in the first semifinal, while Connor Fields will start in the second semifinal. 

Jessica Parratto placed 10th in women's 10-meter platform diving, compiling a total score of 334.60. Katrina Young finished 13th in the semifinal round. 

After two rounds, Stacy Lewis sits in 2nd place with a score of 9-under 133. Gerina Piller is in 8th with an 6-under 136, while Lexi Thompson checks in at 22nd with a 3-under 139.

Modern Pentathlon
The U.S. Olympic Modern Pentathlon Team opened competition with fencing on Thursday. Nathan Schrimsher earned 220 points in the men's competition to place 9th in the men's competition after the first of five events. Isabella Isaksen also scored 220 points to finish the day 8th in the women's competition. Sister Margaux Isaksen finished 14th with 208 points. Competition continues tomorrow (Aug. 19) with swimming.

Stuart McNay and Dave Hughes finished 4th overall in the men's 470 class, completing the regatta with a total of 71 points. In the women's 470, Annie Hager and Briana Provancha finished 7th overall with 69 points. In the 49er FX women's class, the U.S. entry of Paris Henken and Helena Scutt placed 10th overall with 112 points.

Track and Field
The women’s 4x100-meter relay comprised of Tianna Bartoletta, Allyson Felix, English Gardner and Morolake Akinosun qualified for the final after a re-run. Kate Grace punched her ticket to the women’s 800m final after running a personal-best time of 1:58.79. Ben Blankenship, Matthew Centrowitz and Robby Andrews advanced to the final in the men’s 1500-meter race.

Joe Maloy led the U.S. Men's Triathlon Team with a 23rd-place finish in 1:48.30. Ben Kanute finished 29th (1:48.59) after biking with the lead group into the run portion of the race. Greg Billington closed in 37th (1:52.04). The women will race on Saturday (Aug. 20) at 11 a.m.

Volleyball - Indoor
The U.S. women's volleyball team lost its semifinal match against Serbia, 3-2. The Americans will conclude the Games in the bronze medal match, where they will face the loser of the semifinal between China and the Netherlands. The bronze medal match is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 20).