Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Rio Olympics Recap: Day 4 (Gymnastics, Tennis, Swimming, + Soccer)

Gymnastics 

WE DID IT!!! The USA Women's Gymnastics Team won Gold in the Team Finals today!!!!! Russia placed second and China placed third. It was a spectacular performance! The Women's All-Around Finals is on Thursday. I definitely think Biles will place first and Raisman will place second. They are just too good for it to go any other way. 

Tomorrow is the Men's All-Around Finals competition. We have Mikulak and Brooks competing for Team USA. 

Tennis

Another shock in the tennis world occurred when Serena Williams lost in the third round of singles. Who would have thought she would be out of the singles so early? I definitely thought she would make it to the finals! Keys, also from Team USA, did win in the third round of singles. It will be fun to see if she can go all the way! Hopefully it is her year! Nadal and Murray both won their second round of singles. 

Swimming 

Team USA did amazing today, as per usual. 

Ledecky placed first in the Women's 200m freestyle final. 
Phelps placed first in the Men's 200m butterfly final. (Can I mention that Le Clos placed fourth? *secretly smiles*) 
Dirado placed third in the Women's 200m IM. 
Team USA placed first in the Men's 4x200m freestyle relay. This gave Phelps his TWENTY FIRST Olympic Gold Medal! He is just simply the best. Words cannot describe how great he really is. 

Women's Soccer 

Team USA played Columbia today. In the 90th minute of the game, Columbia scored a goal that ended the match with a 2-2 draw. I literally turned around for one moment and the next thing I knew Columbia had scored. It was a shocker, but at least we are through to the Quarterfinals against Sweden. 

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