United States wins 1000th Olympic gold medal

Clyde Nash
August 17, 2016

Devon Allen, the University of OR football/track standout, will have something to say about that.

Laurie Hernandez, also of the United States, added a silver medal while Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands took home the gold in the event.

Olympic athletes who bring home medals also bring home cash - $25,000 for gold, $15,000 for silver and $10,000 for bronze - paid for by the United States Olympic Committee.

Of the 1,000 gold medals, more than half (569) have come from track and field (323), and swimming (246).

Nicola Adams, the British flyweight who won the first gold medal in Olympic women's boxing history, opens the slate with her first bout of the tournament. "She does swimming, not track and field, so I'm not anxious about that".

His haul of nine gold medals - in the 100m sprint, the long jump, the 4x100m relay and the 4x200m relay - included victories at four consecutive Olympics. Allen is the first collegian to win the 110-meter hurdles at the Olympic Trials since Maryland's Renaldo Nehemiah in 1980.

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First Max surprisingly picked up gold in the men's floor performance and then managed to compose himself for a flawless performance on the pommel horse to beat off competition from fellow Team GB gymnast Louis Smith who took silver. The men's team included Ryan Murphy (gold in the 100-meter backstroke), Cody Miller (silver and a USA record in 100-meter breaststroke), Michael Phelps (silver in 100-meter butterfly), Nathan Adrian (bronze in 100-meter freestyle). It's the toughest test yet for Dalhausser, the 2008 gold medalist, and his rookie partner.

Defending Olympic champion James ran the fastest time of the heats Friday.

However, their most resounding victory the team was Simone Biles third gold medal in gymnastics.

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World champion Madison Kocian posted the top score during qualifying for the uneven bars, finals for which are held at 4:21 p.m.

Swimmers in the women's Olympic marathon will test Rio's dirty waters, tackling a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) course off Copacabana Beach. They were shut out of an individual medal again, with Cate finishing fifth and Bronte seventh.

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Now, on Thursday night he will attempt to do the same in the 200 meters looking for his eighth gold medal of his Olympics career. American duo Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross also advanced to semifinals in beach volleyball by beating Australia 2-0.

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"You never lose, you either win or learn", he said.

Cuban heavyweight Mijian Lopez will wrestle for his third Olympic title Monday at the Rio Games. Boxer Joshua Buatisi is also likely to win bronze. Kayaalp stunned Lopez in the 2015 world championships, and a second win over the Cuban would signify a shift in dominance between these long-time rivals.

"Four words: we're in South America".

But there have been some very interesting story lines on the USA road to 1,000.

Weightlifter Sonny Webster goes in Group B of the men's 94kg and Grace Reid dives in the women's 3m springboard semi-finals after comfortably progressing out of the preliminary on her Olympic debut.

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The 20-year-old shared the gold medal in the women's one hundred metre freestyle with Canadian teen Penny Oleksiak. It was apparently so special his teammates elected him their captain for the first time of his five Olympics.

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