The Rio Olympics already started with numerous countries making noise for winning multiple medals. From dazzling performances to shattering record after record, it sure feels as if the United States overall getting into a dogfight with any country. Lets look at three of the top sports they are competing in and where they stand.
U.S. swimming looking like dominance is happening yet again. From Michael Phelps winning his 19th gold medal with his relay team to Katie Ledecky setting a new world record (3:56.46) while getting her 2nd career Olympic gold medal, it continues to have positive remarks for the country.
Phelps said after winning gold, “We wanted to bring that relay back to American soil.” This definitely represents the competitiveness of him and others. They definitely stand well.
When thinking about entertainment for the Olympics, gymnastics comes to mind. The feel of performing on point flips and rolls from a beam or hanging pole is terrific to see. The focus turns to the women’s team. The team is led by Aly Raisman, a veteran who’s been in most of the event.
The others are Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez, Gabby Douglas and Madison Kocian. They nearly have a 10 point lead over China during the team qualifications. Only Biles and Raisman move on to the individual all-around event. Expect them to make noise in the finals.
What else can anyone say with the men’s and women’s basketball teams heading to Brazil stacked with so much talent? Nothing really unless they choke in the first couple of rounds. Both started out the way most expect they would, dominating and showing no mercy against any country. Suddenly it becomes a game of which team will have a 30 or 40 point lead: men’s or women’s?
Take some notes throughout August as no one, other than U.S., wants to see blowout after blowout after blowout.
Updated results of U.S. racking up medals are on the NBC Olympics website. So far they stand well and hope to be number one in the end of the Olympics.