And the medals keep trickling in! Go inside to get the latest on YBF athletes Simone Biles, Allyson Felix, Usain Bolt, Justin Gatlin and more battling it out at the 2016 Rio Olympics inside….
This is 19-year-old Simone Biles’ first Olympic Games, and chick is sweeping up medals left and right. So, it’s only right the Olympic gold medalist lands the newest cover of Sports Illustrated alongside the most decorated Olympian Michael Phelps and Olympic swimmer Katie Ledecky.
"The GREATEST" indeed.
The gymnast powerhouse competed in the women’s balance beam finals competition on Sunday, but unfortunately she made a mistake and it cost her the gold. The good news is, she still nabbed the bronze medal. And it was still a win for Team USA as Simone’s teammate Laurie Hernandez won the silver.
But check it, Simone won her THIRD Olympic gold medal after placing in first place in the women's vault finals. YAS! Today, she competed in the women's floor exercise finals.
So far, Simone has copped a total of 4 Olympic gold medals. Not shabby for her first Olympic Games!
While the outcome is already out as the event happened this afternoon, we won't spoil it for those waiting to watch it tonight in primetime.
Track and field star Allyson Felix raced her way to a silver medal in the women’s 400m Final yesterday. But everyone’s talking about that finish line DIVE by gold medalist Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas.
In the final yards of the race, Shaunae takes a leap and dives across the finish line, beating Allyson by 0.07 seconds. Some folks are up in arms about it, saying Allyson was robbed of the gold medal. But apparently, Shaunae didn't break any rules and was awarded the gold medal. Do you feel like Allyson was cheated?
Last night didn't end the way I had dreamed. I'm disappointed. I was quickly reminded of countless reasons to be proud, thankful and grateful. Bobby told me this is the most proud he has ever been of me. That resonated with me. Everything went wrong this year, but some way I made it here and won a silver medal. I fought as hard as I could and gave my all. I'm most proud of never giving up on my dreams in the face of adversity. I'm extremely humbled to now be the most decorated female Olympian in USATF history. All glory to God! The biggest thank you to all of YOU! I have never felt more loved, appreciated and uplifted.
Track and field star Usain Bolt of Jamaica is still the fastest man in the world. He raced his way to gold in the men's 100 meter final beating U.S. runner Justin Gatlin, who took home the silver medal.
Congrats Justin on bringing another medal home to the U.S. of A.!
Per usual, the Internet has zero chill. A few memes from the race have been making rounds on our timelines:
Team USA basketball stars have been showing mad love to their fellow Team USA athletes. After hitting up the swim events last week, Kevin Durant, Draymond Green, DeAndre Jordan and Jimmy Butler hit the stands on their day off to cheer on Kerri Walsh-Jennings and April Ross’ beach volleyball quarterfinal match against Australia.
The U.S. duo swept the match in two sets to advance to the semifinals on Tuesday.
The guys were so inspired by the volleyball team that they got in on some of the action themselves:
— Judge Faith (@faithjenkins1) August 15, 2016
The NBA ballers are set to compete in the basketball quarterfinals on Wednesday, August 17th against Argentina.
After a rough start, tennis superstar Venus Williams added another medal to her Olympic collection. The 36-year-old tennis player teamed up with Rajeev Ram and took home the silver medal in the mixed doubles finals this week after losing gold to fellow Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock.
It was a history-making win as Venus became the 2nd tennis player ever to win five Olympic medals. She remains tied at four Olympic gold medals with her sister, Serena Williams.
Congrats all around!
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