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Athlete Quotes - Olympics, Day 8
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- The U.S. women’s 4x100m relay turned an unprecedented opportunity into unprecedented success Friday evening, running the second-fastest time in history from lane one to demolish all challengers in 41.01. With the relay win, Allyson Felix became the first woman in Olympic track and field history with five gold medals; Tianna Bartoletta won her second gold of these Games; and Tori Bowie hit for the cycle to complete a gold, silver and bronze medal collection. Team USA’s medal tally thus far in Rio stands at 27.
Athlete Quotes - Olympics, Day 7
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- An almost perfect race gave Kerron Clement (La Porte, Texas) his first Olympic 400m hurdles gold, while the 4x100m relays, women’s high jump and men’s shot put qualifying kicked off the action Thursday morning at Olympic Stadium.
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Thursday evening at Olympic Stadium, track fans witnessed something never before seen in Olympic competition: a relay team running a solo time trial, in an attempt to make a final.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- Two Olympic records and five medals, three of them gold, helped Team USA pull ever farther away from the rest of the medal table Thursday at Olympic Stadium. The U.S. now has 25 total medals, including nine golds, and has almost triple the next highest nation in the points standings. With 15 finals remaining in Rio, Team USA has already matched its gold-medal haul from London.
RIO DE JANEIRO – Team USA 5,000-meter runner Abbey D’Agostino (Topsfield, Massachusetts) has suffered season-ending knee injuries and will not compete in Friday’s Olympic final.
Athlete Quotes - Olympics, Day 6
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL -- Ending a 32-year medal drought in the men’s 3000m steeplechase, American record holder Evan Jager (Algonquin, Illinois) ran a masterful race to earn silver and become the first American man to medal in the event since Brian Diemer in 1984. Four athletes advanced out of their respective track qualifying rounds Wednesday morning, while reigning Olympic champion Ashton Eaton (Bend, Oregon) began his gold medal defense in the men’s decathlon.
It was ladies’ night at Olympic Stadium Wednesday night as six Americans medaled in women’s track & field events, including a sweep of the 100m hurdles and a 1-2 finish in the long jump.
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