Monday, August 8

Team USA added seven medals in the pool on the third day of competition at the Rio Olympic Games, beginning with a synchronized diving medal from David Boudia and Steele Johnson.

Podium Finishes:
Diving (1 silver)
David Boudia and Steele Johnson won the silver medal in men's 10-meter synchronized platform diving Monday evening at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Center. The duo posted a score of 457.11. The medal is the second for the U.S. in as many Olympic Games after Boudia and Nick McCrory won bronze in the London 2012 Olympic Games. MORE

Swimming (2 golds, 1 silver, 3 bronzes)
Lilly King won gold in the 100-meter breast in a time of 1:04.93, breaking the Olympic record of 1:05.17, set by Australia's Leisel Jones at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Teammate Katie Meili claimed bronze in the event to join King on the podium. MORE

Ryan Murphy set an Olympic record (51.97 seconds) to take the gold in the 100m back, while David Plummer claimed the bronze medal in the event. MORE

Kathleen Baker won the silver medal in the women's 100m back, finishing in 58.75 seconds, just 0.01 ahead of the second-place finisher. MORE

In the 200m free, Conor Dwyer won the bronze medal in a time of 1:45.23. MORE






Townley Haas
Olivia Smoliga



200m Free
100m Back 


Other Results:

In the round of 16 of women’s individual archery, Mackenzie Brown fell to San Yu Htwe of Myanmar, 7-3. Ahead 5-1 after a third set that saw Htwe cluster all three arrows within a square inch in the 10 ring, Brown picked up two points in the fourth set as her opponent's accuracy wavered, but Hwte came back in the fifth to close out the victory.

The U.S. men's basketball team remained undefeated in group play by recording a 113-69 victory over Venezuela. Paul George led all scorers with 20 points as five U.S. players scored in double digits. The U.S. returns to action at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 10) to face Australia. MORE

The U.S. women's basketball team continued its Olympic run with a 103-63 victory over Spain. Five players scored in double figures for the U.S., who won their 43rd consecutive game in Olympic play. The U.S. women return to competition against Serbia at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 10. MORE

Ashley Nee, Casey Eichfeld and Devin McEwan advanced to the semifinals in canoe slalom competition. Eichfeld and McEwan were 10th in men's double canoe (C2), counting on their first run score of 112.33, while Nee finished eighth in women's single kayak (K1W) with a second run score of 105.60. The C2 semifinal is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 11), with the K1W semifinal at 1:15 p.m., and the finals to follow.

Equestrian - Eventing
The U.S. Olympic Eventing Team finished in 12th place after the cross-country phase, totaling 1097.70 points in penalties. Phillip Dutton and Boyd Martin led the team with scores of 3.20 to move into fifth and sixth place in individual competition. Dutton and Martin were the only members of the U.S. team to complete the course, dropping the U.S. from contention in the team competition. The individual jumping finals will take place at 2 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 9).

U.S. women's saber fencers Mariel Zagunis and Ibtihaj Muhammad advanced to the round of 16 in fencing competition Monday. Zagunis opened with a 15-4 victory over Panama's Eileen Grench, but fell to Russia's Ekaterina Dyachenko, 15-12. Muhammad defeated Olena Kravatska of Ukraine, 15-13, in her first bout. Muhammad took a 6-1 lead in her match against Cecilia Berder of France, but ultimately was defeated, 15-12. Dagmara Wozniak was eliminated in her first-round match against Greece's Vassiliki Vougiouka, 15-8. MORE

Field Hockey
The U.S. women's field hockey team remains undefeated at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, scoring an upset victory over world No. 1 Australia, 2-1, at the Olympic Hockey Center in Deodoro. The U.S. jumped to the lead when Michelle Vittese scored on a penalty corner in the 25th minute, giving the U.S. a 1-0 halftime lead. Caitlin van Sickle doubled the advantage in the 41st minute, but Australia answered with a Kathryn Slattery goal in the 43rd minute. Team USA now stands 2-0 and leads Pool B. Next up for the U.S. is Japan on Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 5 p.m. MORE

The U.S. men's gymnastics squad finished fifth in the team all-around competition Monday evening at Rio Olympic Arena. Sam Mikulak, Chris Brooks, Danell Leyva, Jake Dalton and Alex Naddour combined for a team score of 268.560. Men's competition continues with the individual all-around final at 4 p.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 10), followed by individual event finals Aug. 14-16.

Nick Delpopolo took seventh place in the men’s -73 kg. weight class at Carioca 2. He opened the day by forcing Niger’s Ahmed Goumar to tap out in the round of 32 and beating Mongolia’s Odbayar Ganbaatar by throwing him to the mat for a waza-ari in golden score time in the round of 16. His Olympic experience ended with a loss by ippon in the quarterfinals to Israel’s Sagi Maki and a loss on penalties to Hungary’s Miklos Ungvari in the repechage.

On the women’s side, Marti Malloy (-57 kg.), a 2012 bronze medalist, finished ninth in the -57 kg weight class. She didn’t advance past the round of 16 as she lost to Chen-Ling Lien, of Chinese Taipei, on penalties since neither judoka scored an ippon, waza-ari or yuko.

Of the nine U.S. crews that raced Monday, seven advanced to the next level of racing and two – the women’s eight and women’s quadruple sculls – reached the finals. In addition to the women’s eight, quad and pair, crews advancing Monday included the men’s pair, women’s double sculls, lightweight men’s double sculls and men’s four.

In the first game of the day, the U.S. women's rugby sevens squad used a second-half comeback to defeat Fiji, 12-7, Monday afternoon at Deodoro Stadium. In its second game of the day, the team defeated France 19-5 to claim fifth place in the sport's inaugural Olympic Games tournament. MORE

Neither Lucas Kozeniesky or Daniel Lowe qualified for the finals of men’s 10-meter air rifle at the Olympic Shooting Centre. Kozeniesky finished 21st with a total score of 622.3, while Lowe took 34th by posting a 620. 

Table Tennis
Lily Zhang fell to Korea's Hyowon Suh in the third round of women's table tennis at Riocentro in Barra's Olympic Park. Zhang, who entered the tournament ranked No. 101 in the world, gave No. 18-ranked Suh a battle before succumbing 4-1, coming back from a two-point deficit in the third to win the game.

Serena Williams defeated Alize Cornet of France, 2-0, while Madison Keys also scored a win over a France’s Kristina Mladenovic, 2-1. Keys will face Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro, while Williams will meet Elina Svitolina of Ukraine on Tuesday. 

In doubles, Steve Johnson and Jack Sock advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 victory over Colombia's Juan-Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah. They will face Roberto Bautista Agut and David Ferrer of Spain at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.  

Brian Baker and Rajeev Ram dropped their second-round match against Austria's Oliver Marach and Alexander Peya, 2-1, and Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Coco Vandeweghe bowed out to Switzerland's Timea Bacsinzky and Martina Hingis, 2-0.

Volleyball - Beach
Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross picked up a 2-0 win over China's Wang Fan and Yue Yuan Monday night at the Beach Volleyball Stadium. The duo sits atop the Pool C standings with one match remaining in group play. The pair will play Switzerland's Isabelle Forrer and Anouk 9 p.m. on Wednesday (Aug. 10).

On the men’s side, Jake Gibb and Casey Patterson dropped a 2-0 decision to Austria's Robin Seidl and Alexander Huber Monday evening. The duo will conclude pool play with a match against Spain's Pablo Herrera and Adrian Gavira at 11 a.m. Wednesday (Aug. 10). 

Volleyball - Indoor
The U.S. women's volleyball team defeated the Netherlands, 3-2, Monday evening. The victory keeps the United States atop Pool B with a 2-0 record and three matches remaining. Next up is Serbia at 3 p.m. Aug. 10. MORE

Water Polo
The U.S. men's water polo team fell to 0-2 after losing to Spain, 10-9. Bret Bonanni scored a game-high four goals for the U.S., while Alex Bowen added three. Losses to Spain and Croatia have the U.S. tied for fifth in Group B with three matches remaining. Next up is France in a contest scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 10 at 11:40 a.m.