Sunday, August 7

Team USA captured seven medals on the second day of competition in fencing, shooting and swimming, highlighted by a world-record performance for the ages from Katie Ledecky in the women's 400-meter freestyle. 

Podium Finishes:
Fencing (1 silver)
Alex Massialas won the silver medal in men's foil during fencing competition in Barra's Olympic Park Sunday evening. Massialas lost in the gold medal match to Italy's Daniele Garozzo. After falling behind 14-8 by the end of the first period, Massialas gamely fought back, taking the next three points, but Garozzo closed the contest out with a single touch for the final 15-11 score. The medal is the fifth won by the United States in the event, the first since a bronze won by Albie Alxelrod at the Rome 1960 Olympic Games. The U.S. now has won three silvers and two bronzes in men's foil. MORE

Shooting (1 bronze)
Corey Cogdell-Unrein won the bronze medal in women's trap shooting at Rio's Olympic Shooting Center. Competing against Spain's Fatima Galvez in the bronze-medal match, the two finished the 15-target round with 13 targets apiece, forcing a shoot-off that Cogdell-Unrein won to claim her second Olympic bronze medal. A three-time Olympian, she won her first medal at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. MORE

Swimming (2 golds, 3 bronzes)
Katie Ledecky gave the U.S. its first swimming gold medal of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, claiming the women's 400-meter freestyle title with a world record time of 3:56.46 at the Olympic Aquatic Stadium. Ledecky took 1.91 seconds off the world record she set in 2014 and 2.25 seconds off the Olympic record she'd established during qualifying earlier in the day. She finished 4.77 seconds ahead of the silver medalist, while teammate Leah Smith won the bronze medal for the U.S., posting a time of 4:01.92. MORE

The U.S. won the men's 4x100 free, giving Michael Phelps his 23rd Olympic medal and 19th Olympic gold. The team of Phelps, Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Held and Nathan Adrian finished with a time of 3:09.92, 0.61 seconds ahead of the second-place team. MORE

Dana Vollmer won the bronze medal in the women's 100-meter butterfly. Vollmer's time of 56.63 seconds was 1.15 seconds behind the winning time of Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom. MORE

In the 100m breast, Cody Miller won the bronze medal in a time of 58.87 seconds, finishing 1.74 seconds behind the world record time of 57.13 seconds 

Other Final Finishes:






Kevin Cordes
Gerek Meinhardt
Miles Chamley-Watson



100m Breast

Round of 32

Other Results:
The women’s basketball team secured a 121-56 victory over Senegal in their first game of group play. Diana Taurasi led the way with 15 points, as six other players reached double-digits in scoring. The team combined to shoot 68 percent, including 10 three-pointers from behind the arc. The U.S. women continues play against Spain Spain on Monday. MORE

Michal Smolen and Casey Eichfeld advanced to the semifinal round in men’s kayak (K1) and men’s canoe single (C1), respectively. Smolen placed 10th out of 15 qualifiers with a best run of 90.13 in kayak heats. Eichfeld’s best total time of 100.02 placed him 12th out of 14 qualifiers in canoe heats.

Cycling - Road
Mara Abbott finished fourth in the women's cycling road race, completing the 136.9 km event in 3:51.31. Abbott took over the lead approximately 11 km from the finish, but narrowly missed the podium when trio of cyclists took over her lead with less than 100 meters to go. Megan Guarnier and Evelyn Stevens finished 11th and 12th, respectively. Guarnier was 1:14 behind the leader, while Stevens was two seconds further back. Kristin Armstrong did not finish the race. MORE

The U.S. Olympic Eventing Team tied for sixth out of 13 teams with a score of 137.50 after the second day of competition at the Olympic Equestrian Center. In individual dressage, Phillip Dutton led the U.S. with a score of 43.60 for 15th place. A little over one point separated Clark Montgomery, Lauren Kieffer and Boyd Martin, who finished 24th, tied for 33rd and 35th, respectively.

In the team qualifying competition, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team posted the highest team score in three of the four events and was second in uneven bars, totaling 185.238 points. Simone Biles, Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas claimed the top three scores in the all-around. Biles had the top individual scores on vault (16.000), balance beam (15.633) and floor exercise (15.733), while teammate Madison Kocian had the best score on uneven bars (15.866). The team competition will include the United States, China, Russia, Great Britain, Brazil, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. The team final is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Rio Olympic Arena. MORE

Angelica Delgado earned a 17th-place finish in the women’s judo -52 kg. weight class. She scored three yukos, two of which were scored in 22 seconds. She did not advance to the next round, as Mongolia’s Tsolmon Adiyasambuu defeated her in four minutes with a Waza-ari to end the competition.

Due to high winds, the rowing events schedule for Sunday, Aug. 7, were cancelled.

The U.S. women's rugby sevens team fell in the quarterfinals, 5-0, to New Zealand at Deodoro Stadium. The U.S. now moves into placement play, facing Fiji at 2 p.m. on Monday, then either Spain or France at either 5:30 or 6 p.m. to determine final tournament placement.

Lydia Paterson
 and Enkelejda Shehaj finished 29th (378) and 40th (372) in the qualification round of women’s 10-meter air pistol.  

Serena Williams began the defense of her singles title with a 6-4, 6-2 win over Australia's Daria Gavrilova. 

Three doubles teams secured wins today. Steve Johnson and Jack Sock defeated Julio Peralta and Hans Podlipnik-Castillo of Chile, 6-2 6-2, while Brian Baker and Rajeev Ram topped France’s Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6-1, 6-4. On the women’s doubles side, Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Coco Vandeweghe won 6-1, 6-1 to Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues and Arantxa Parra-Santonja. Serena and Venus Williams' defense of their women's doubles Olympic title ended as they lost their opening-round match to Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic, 6-3 6-4. 

Volleyball - Beach
In men’s beach volleyball, Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena captured their first victory of the Games with a 2-0 win (21-7, 21-13) over Tunisia’s Mohamed Arafet Naceur and Choaib Belhaj Salah. Their next match in Pool C play is 11 a.m. on Tuesday against Mexico’s Rodolfo Lombardo Ontiveros Gomez and Juan Ramon Virgen Pulido. MORE

On the women’s side, Brooke Sweat and Lauren Fendrick fell to a strong Poland team, 50-41. The duo started off strong with a 21-14 victory in the first set. Fendrick led the way with 14 attacks and two aces. Sweat was steady defensively with 18 digs. The team now moves on to face Brazil on Tuesday. It will be their second match of pool play. 

Volleyball - Indoor
The U.S. Men’s Indoor Volleyball Team fell to Canada in three sets (23-25, 17-25, 23-25). Matthew Anderson led the team in kills with 13, also adding two blocks.