August 2, 2021
We are a little more than halfway through the Olympics and we have a tight race between the USA and China for the race for the most medals. China has 62 medals while the USA has a slight edge with 64. There is a big gap between 3rd and 4th place as Japan and Australia both are sitting at 33.
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Here are some of the top highlights from Team USA over the past few days:
Caleab Dressell appears to be the next face of USA swimming as he won the 100-meter freestyle competition and set a new world record in the process. He defeated Kyle Chalmers of Australia, who won the gold medal in 2016.
Rober Finke also continues to put together an impressive Olympics performance as he captured gold in the 800M freestyle final. Regan Smith and Halie Flickinger finished with silver and bronze medals in the 200M women’s butterfly final to add to the medal count.
Sunisa Lee won the gold in the all-around individual competition. Lee scored an impressive 57.433 in the all-around competition beating Brazil’s Rebeca Andrande, who won the silver medal with a 57.298.
The USA swimming team continued their impressive swimming performance as Lilly King and Annie Lazor won the silver and bronze medals in the women’s 200m breaststroke final.
Caleab Dressell continues to shine for the USA Olympic team as he won his third gold medal by winning the 100-meter butterfly.
Katie Ledecky won her second gold medal by beating Ariarne Titmus in the 100-meter butterfly, while Ryan Murphy finished 2nd in Men’s 200m backstroke final.
The US Women’s soccer team defeated Netherland in penalty kicks to move on to the semifinals. They will face Canada on August 2nd with the opportunity to advance to the Finals on the line.
The USA men’s basketball team looks to finally be hitting their stride at the right time as they beat the Czech Republic 119-84 as they move on to the quarterfinals. Kevin Durant scored 23 and Jayson Tatum scored 27 to help Team USA move on to the quarterfinals where they will face Spain.
If Team USA plays up to their ability they should be on their way to another gold medal as no team left in the tournament has near the talent.
Caeleb Dressell continues to steal the show at the Tokyo games by winning his fifth gold medal in the 4×100-meter medley relay. Dressell is only 24, so he should be around for the next couple of Olympics to lead the USA as he replaces Michael Phelps as the new face of swimming.
Mykala Skinner replaced Simone Biles on the Vault and won the silver medal to add to the American medal count.
Team USA had a disappointing finish in the women’s 4×400 relay by finishing with the bronze medal.