Team USA had a pretty great Tuesday, although there was at least one noticeable blip in our domination: Serena Williams lost her third-round singles match, so now Serena is completely out of the Olympics. She’s won two golds in London in 2012, for singles and doubles (with Venus), but Rio was not good for the Williams sisters. They lost their first round in doubles, Venus lost her first round in singles, and now this. Poor Serena. I hope she rests up and destroys at the US Open. I still believe in Serena!
As for the domination, Katie Ledecky won another gold medal, and it was in a race that was supposed to be her weakest. Ledecky won gold in 200m freestyle, and Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström won silver. It was nice to see Sarah and Katie embrace afterwards! It was also great to see Team USA’s basketball team sitting in the stands, cheering on Ledecky and waving their little American flags. I actually teared up a little! Yay, America!
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) August 10, 2016
After Ledecky, Michael Phelps swam the 200m butterfly… and he won gold! He took home silver in 2012, losing to South African Chad le Clos. Le Clos and Phelps have been boy-beefing ever since, and one of the big reasons why Phelps came back after his “retirement” was to win this race. Not only did Phelps win, but Chad le Clos didn’t even medal!! Guess that #PhelpsFace worked after all, huh? Oh, and after that, Phelps and Team USA won another relay! So two more golds for Phelps. He now has 21 golds. Crazy.
— Mashable (@mashable) August 10, 2016
When Le Clos doesn't medal 🙃 pic.twitter.com/yEl7Udlw2r
— Morgs (@reitz_morgan) August 10, 2016
USA hoopers reacting* to Michael Phelps' 20th Gold https://t.co/6hUXRzEwfL
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) August 10, 2016
Awesome tradition of USA men's basketball team coming to watch the swimming finals!! Thx for the support guys!! 🇺🇸🏀 pic.twitter.com/kOGdd5ROzK
— Dana Vollmer (@danavollmer) August 10, 2016
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