The U.S. picked up nine more medals at the Olympics yesterday, including two golds! So, we’re now leading with 84 total medals, 28 in each category! Here’s the leading countries…
1. The United States leads with 84 medals- 28 gold, 28 silver, and 28 bronze
2. China has 51 medals- 17 gold, 15 silver, and 19 bronze
3. Great Britain in 3rd with 50 medals- 19 gold, 19 silver, and 12 bronze
4. Russia has 38 medals- 12 gold, 12 silver, and 14 bronze
5. France has 29 medals- 7 gold, 11 silver, and 11 bronze
Christian Taylor won gold in the men’s triple jump, which he also won in 2012 and American Will Claye took the silver.
Simone Biles won the women’s floor exercise and took home her fourth gold medal in Rio. Aly Raisman took home the silver in that one.
Gymnast Danell Leyva won two silver medals in the parallel bars and horizontal bar finals. Which is pretty cool, because he wasn’t even supposed to be there! He got in as an alternate a month ago after another gymnast tore his ACL.
We also won a silver medal in women’s cycling, a bronze in track-and-field and another bronze in sailing.
Unfortunately, our amazing women’s beach volleyball duo of Walsh Jennings and Ross came up short last night against Brazil and won’t make it to the finals. They did us proud though and take home the bronze for the U.S., nice work ladies, you’re amazingly talented!