Rio Olympics 2016 Day 4 Highlights: Team USA Medal Count, Photos, Videos & More!
Team USA showed an impressive performance on Day 4 of the 2016 Rio Olympics.Advertisement
Although swimmer Michael Phelps’ spectacular victories in two events – helping him to his 21st Olympic gold medal – were the highlight of the day, Team USA won accolades in the form of gymnastics, swimming, equestrian and judo.
2016 Rio Olympics: Team USA dominates in women’s gymnastics
As reported by CBS Sports, the women’s gymnastics team won the gold medal. Finishing with a difference of eight points (the largest margin at a major gymnastics competition), contenders Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas and Madison Kocian performed in an impressive fashion to score the highest points in all four rotations.
Michael Phelps: Continuing his star performance
Phelps won two more gold medals on Tuesday, bringing his total medal tally to 25.
Phelps was victorious in the 200 meter butterfly event, winning the competition in 1:53:36. This was the third time he won in the event. Phelps secured another medal in 4 x 200 freestyle relay, earning his 21st Olympic gold medal. Conor Dwyer, Townley Haas and Ryan Lochte were the other swimmers from Team USA in the event, as reported by Morning News USA.
Katie Ledecky earned the first position in the women’s 200 meter freestyle on Tuesday. Finishing in 1:53:73, she outraced her closest competitor, Sarah Sjostrom from Sweden, by a margin of 0.35 seconds. Emma McKeon of Australia came in third, completing the race in 1:54:92.
Disappointment for Champion Serena Williams
Sjostrom, who won the 100 meter butterfly, lauded Ledecky on her performance. “It feels like gold that I’m after [Ledecky],” Sjostrom said. “I couldn’t have gone any faster, it’s impossible.”
However, Olympic tennis singles champion Serena Williams had to face defeat at the hands of Elina Svitolina of Ukraine, CNN reports. Svitolina dominated over the champion, defeating her 6-4 6-3.