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The Olympics Top 10

Posted by Betonline team on 8/24/2016 4:08:57 AM
The Olympics Top 10

The 2016 Summer Olympic Games are done and as usual, there were many exciting and memorable performances. Here are 10 events that influenced the games, especially the United States, that people will be talking about.

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  1. Michael Phelps builds gold standard: The American swimmer retires at age 31 as the most decorated Olympian in history with 28 total medals and 23 of them being gold. That includes 13 individual gold and 16 in total.

  2. The Final Five the best in history: The USA women’s gymnastics team brought home nine gold medals, the most since the old Soviet Union won 10 in 1972. This team, led by Simone Biles and Laurie Hernandez, finished 10 points ahead of its nearest competitor.

  3. Dominant women’s hoops: The women won their sixth straight basketball gold medal with an easy 101-72 victory against Spain and 49th straight Olympic game victory. Spain coach Lucas Mondelo called them the women’s version of the Dream Team.

  4. We were robbed: Four American swimmers will be disciplined by the USOC for lying about being robbed following a late night party. At the center of this is Ryan Lochte, who it appears was less than truthful about the incident and could lose millions in endorsements.

  5. Iron Butterfly: Katie Ledecky won five gold medals for Team USA in swimming and appears to just be warming up at age 19. She finished the 800-meters nine body lengths ahead of the nearest competitor.

  6. The first ever: Simone Manuel became the first African American to medal in swimming by winning the 50 and 100-meter freestyle.

  7. The United States new Dream Team: There were unexpected tough games along the way and maybe a little bit of disinterest, but Team USA won the men’s basketball gold for the third straight time after demolishing Serbia 96-66.

  8. Golden Games: There was no terrorist attacks and the Zika virus story moved from Brazil to Florida. In other words, the game went on mostly unscathed.

  9. The sweep: Brianna Rollins, Kristi Castlin and Nia Ali became the first Americans to sweep a track and field event by taking the 10-meter hurdles.

  10. A USA record: The United States brought home a record 121 medals, including 46 gold. China was next with 70 medals and Great Britain had 67.


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