Tuesday, August 9

Adding seven medals - including four golds - the Team USA improved its medal haul to 26 total on Day 4 of the Rio Olympics. The U.S. defended its Olympic title in women's gymnastics as Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman made history as three-time Olympic champions. 

Podium Finishes:
Artistic Gymnastics (1 gold)
The U.S. women defended their Olympic title in the team all-around competition at the Rio Olympic Arena, scoring 184.897 points. The U.S. team, comprised of Simone Biles, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, Madison Kocian and Aly Raisman, posted the highest score on each of the four apparatus, opening the competition with a 46.866 on vault, then adding a 46.499 on uneven bars. After a 45.533 on balance beam, the team closed out the evening with a 45.999 on floor exercise. Douglas and Raisman, returnees from the London 2012 Olympic Team, become the first American women to repeat as Olympic team champions. MORE

Equestrian - Eventing (1 bronze)
Phillip Dutton, riding Mighty Nice, claimed the bronze medal with a score of 51.80 after earning only 4.00 in penalties in individual jumping – the final phase of eventing competition – at the Olympic Equestrian Center. Dutton headed into the final phase in fifth place after posting scores of 43.60 in dressage and 46.80 in cross-country earlier in the week. A six-time Olympian, Dutton earns his third Olympic medal, having twice won team gold for his native Australia in 1996 and 2000. MORE

Judo (1 silver)
Travis Stevens won the silver medal in the men's judo 81 kg. division at Carioca Arena 2, securing the first medal for the U.S. in the 81 kg. class. After scoring three consecutive ippons in previous matches today, Stevens fell to Russia's Khasan Khalmurzaev by ippon with 2:42 remaining in the match. It brings the total Olympic medals won by the U.S. in men's judo to 10 (four silvers, six bronzes). MORE

Swimming (3 golds, 1 bronze)
Michael Phelps claimed the men’s 200-meter fly Tuesday evening at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. MORE

Claiming her second gold medal of the Games, Katie Ledecky took the title in the 200m free with a time of 1:53.73. MORE

Maya DiRado won the bronze medal for the U.S. in the women's 200m IM (2:08.79). 

The U.S. men's 4x200 free team of Conor Dwyer, Townley Haas, Ryan Lochte and Phelps won gold with a time of 7:00.66. The win gave Phelps his second gold medal of the evening and 21st in his record-setting career.






Boyd Martin
Eventing Team
Casey Eichfeld
Melanie Margalis



Slalom Single
200m IM 


Other Results:
Brady Ellison edged teammate Jake Kaminski, 6-2, in the men's individual archery round of 16 to advance to the quarterfinals set for Friday (Aug. 12).

In the round of 16, Carlos Banderas Jr. defeated Japan's Daisuke Narimatsu, 3-0, in the men's 60 kg. boxing competition. He will face Cuba's Lazaro Alvarez on Friday (Aug. 12) at 12:30 p.m. Charles Conwell fell 3-0 to India's Krishan Vikas. 

Casey Eichfeld took 7th place in the men’s canoe slalom single (C1) at Deodoro Whitewater Stadium, marking the highest finish of his career while competing in the Olympic Games. He posted a final-round time of 1:39.69.

In the women’s synchronized 10m final, Amelia Cozad and Jessica Parratto finished 7th with a score of 301.02.  

Making his Olympic debut, epee fencer Jason Pryor lost a close bout to Switzerland’s Benjamin Steffen, 15-14, in the men’s individual round of 32. Pryor and Steffen were tied 6-6 going into the second period.

Five out of five boats advanced in competition on Tuesday at Lagoa Stadium. Women’s double sculls advanced to final A, while lightweight men’s four and men’s pair advanced to final B in competition. Lightweight women’s double sculls and women’s single sculls both won their quarterfinal heats to continue to semifinal A/B. Rowing competition continues on Wednesday (Aug. 10), highlighted by a medal heat in women's quadruple sculls.

The U.S. men's rugby sevens team gained its first victory at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, shutting out the host nation Brazil, 26-0, at Deodoro Stadium. Now 1-1, the U.S. will close out pool play against Fiji at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday (Aug. 10). MORE

The U.S. Olympic Sailing Team concluded its second day of competition at Marina da Gloria. Caleb Paine sits in 8th after two races in men’s Finn. Paige Railey netted 27 points after four races to position her in 10th in the women’s Laser Radial. In the men’s Laser, Charlie Buckingham is in 16th after four races and Marion Lepert sits at 12th after six races in the women’s RS:X. In his Olympic debut, Pedro Pascual positioned himself 30th after six races in the men’s RS:X competition. The U.S. Olympic Sailing Team continues competition on Wednesday (Aug. 10). 

Enkelejda Shehaj finished 33rd with a score of 285 in the qualification round of women's 25-meter pistol at the Olympic Shooting Center. 

The U.S. women's soccer team tied Colombia, 2-2, as women's soccer group play wrapped up Tuesday. Concluding preliminary play with a 2-0-1 record and 7 points, the U.S. advances to the knockout stage and will play in the quarterfinal round Friday (Aug. 12). MORE

Team USA competed in four tennis matches today, with Madison Keys and Steve Johnson winning their individual matches. Keys moved to the women’s quarterfinals, while Johnson advanced to the men’s third round. After defeating Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut and David Ferrer, Johnson and Jackson Sock secured their spot in the semifinals on Wednesday (Aug. 10). In a third-round upset, Serena Williams lost to Elina Svitolina of Ukraine. MORE

Volleyball - Beach
Phil Dalhausser and Nick Lucena earned their second victory of the Games with a 2-0 win over Mexico's Rodolfo Ontiveros and Juan Virgen, putting them atop Pool C with one match remaining in pool play. They will face Italy's Paolo Nicolai and Daniele Lupo on Thursday (Aug. 11) at 4:30 p.m.

On the women’s side, the U.S. beach volleyball pair of Lauren Fendrick and Brooke Sweat fell to Brazil’s Larissa Franca Maestrini and Talita Rocha, 2-0. 

Volleyball - Indoor
The U.S. men's volleyball team fell to Italy, 3-1, at Maracanazinho. The team will face host nation Brazil on Thursday (Aug. 11) at 10:35 p.m.

Water Polo
The U.S. women's water polo team secured an 11-4 win over Spain at the Maria Lenk Aquatics Centre. The U.S. plays China at 1 p.m. Thursday (Aug. 11). MORE