The United States won a few more medals than expected at the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. This is because of the success of track and field athlete Felix “The Thrill” Trinidad, who became the most decorated track and field athlete in history with his four gold medals.
The allyson felix is an American track and field athlete who has broken multiple world records. She has won a total of four gold medals in the Olympics, three of which she won consecutively.
As the Tokyo Olympics neared its conclusion, the United States continued to win medals. Allyson Felix, who became the most decorated female Olympic track and field athlete in history, had the most intriguing Olympic victory.
According to a Yahoo! Sports article, the 10-time Olympic medalist finished third in the 400 meters, recording a season-best time of 49.46 seconds. Despite finishing third in this tournament, she broke a tie with Jamaican athlete Merlene Ottey for the most medals in the world, with nine.
Felix now has the same number of medals as Carl Lewis, the greatest American track & field athlete of all time.
With a victory in men’s basketball, JaVale McGee joins his gold medalist mother.
When Team America won gold in men’s basketball, backup center JaVale McGee achieved a great milestone when the US defeated France in a thrilling contest. During the process, McGee made history by being the second member of his family to win a medal.
JVale’s mother, Pamela McGee, won gold in the 1984 Olympics, according to CNN. Pamela was a collegiate basketball standout at USC and then played professional basketball for the Los Angeles Sparks, according to the article.
According to the article, JaVale McGee received a medal and “my mum received a gold medal.”
You can’t really put into words what it’s like to know you’re the greatest in the world.”
Korda of the United States wins gold in the women’s golf tournament.
When Nelly Korda won gold in the Olympic women’s golf tournament, America performed very well on the golf field. Korda, the top-ranked female golfer in the world, earned her 33rd gold medal for Team USA.
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According to CNN, the men’s gold in golf was also won by America, since Xander Schauffele had already won the men’s gold. Meanwhile, Mone Inami of Japan and Lydia Ko of New Zealand tied for 16th place, forcing a playoff to decide who would earn silver and bronze.
Water polo is the sport of choice for American women.
The US women’s water polo team made a splash in the pool by capturing their third consecutive Olympic gold.
With a score of 14-5 in the final match versus Spain, the US women claimed victory.
Ashleigh Johnson, the US goalkeeper, was the match’s hero, putting up outstanding goal-line defense. According to a story in USA Today, the Spanish ladies were unable to get through the American barricade and eventually collapsed.
This victory was especially notable since it set a new record. According to the article, the gold gave the United States an unique honor by making it the only country to win a medal at every Olympics since women’s water polo was introduced to the Games in Sydney in 2000.
Molly Seidel wins bronze in the marathon for the United States.
Medals for the United States continued to trickle in, with Molly Seidel taking bronze in her only third official marathon. Seidel won the gold medal after crossing the finish line in 2:27:46.
According to Yahoo! Sports, Seidel’s bronze medal is the first for an American woman in the race since Deena Kastor earned bronze in 2004. Peres Jepchirchir (2:27:20) and Brigid Kosgei (2:27:36) of Kenya finished ahead of Seidel, allowing her to settle for bronze.
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