The olympics are well underway and America is already in the lead with 12 medals (3 Gold, 5 Silver & 4 Bronze in Archery, Fencing, Shooting & Swimming).
Last night was not a let down for the American swim team. Katie Ledecky, hands down the most dominant female swimmer in Rio, killed her own record in the 400-meter freestyle. She finished the 400 with a time of 3 minutes 56.46 seconds.
One of the biggest let downs in the Olympics in Rio was the doubles team of Venus and Serena Williams being upset in the first round.
This marks the first ever loss of the Williams sisters’ playing together in the Olympics. Last night’s defeat came against a team that had never won a match together. They Williams‘ won gold in 2000, 2008 and 2012.
Michael Phelps helped his team in the 4×100 freestyle relay. Fellow Olympic veteran Nathan Adrian held off the French team and helped America clinch its’ first gold medal in this event in a major international meet since 2009.
This makes it Phelps 19th gold medal and the most decorated Olympian of all times.
And finally, Houston’s own, by way of Ohio, lived up to all the hype of being the World’s greatest gymnast. Simone Biles had the highest score, ahead of her teammates Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas.
Biles was first in the floor exercise, the balance beam and the vault.
The American team finished in first place. The all-around competition is this Tuesday (8/09/16).