Olympic Swimming Results: USA Dominates With Gold Medals, Records On Day 3

Bubba Watson was buzzing about watching Michael Phelps win the 200-meter butterfly the night before. Medals also will be awarded in the men's 1500 meter freestyle.

At the Lagoa Stadium, Germany snatched two golds from the men's and women's quadruple sculls in the rowing regatta.

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The previous record was held by Leonidas of Rhoses, who is believed to have won more Olympic titles at the ancient games than anyone else.

Manuel and Phelps both got emotional on the medal podium when the national anthem played.

The U.S. men qualified second behind China for the team final. Britain and Germany are the favorites in the men's eight but could be challenged by the USA crew.

No gold for Hope Solo in Rio. Although counting them has proven an inexact science, the U.S. Olympic Committee says the official count coming into the Rio Games was 977 golds, a global high.

"I think what it means is we have just a great sporting culture and a really incredible system of sport in our country", said Alan Ashley, the USOC chief of sport performance.

Phelps will swim again Friday night in the 100m butterfly.

"Today I was like, "Tonight's my last 200 ever" - that's a very exciting one".

"It's wild to think that over 20 years ago I learned to swim and it's all stopping competition-wise in the next 48 hours".

The victory came just minutes after the women's medley relay gave the United States its 1,000th Olympic gold medal at the Summer Games. "I'm really bad at it". It is the first ever Olympic medal for the island country known for their athletic rugby. Another American, Nathan Adrian, took the bronze.

She's already got a job lined up in Atlanta after the Olympics and made it clear she would be retiring no matter the results.

And two other Americans won gold, too.

Fan Wang of China dives for the ball as team mate Yuan Yue of China looks on during the Women's Beach Volleyball preliminary round Pool C match against Isabelle Forrer (1) and Anouk Verge-Depre of Switzerland on Day 1 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Beach Volleyball Arena on August 6, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. "I'm not used to running this early in the morning in any championships".

There are 22 golds at stake on a sun-splashed Day 8 of the Rio Games in 13 sports, including fencing, track cycling, boxing, shooting, trampoline and weightlifting.

Phelps dove into the pool in second place. While the American team is not yet set, he could be swimming in the men's 4x100 meter medley relay final.

Five sprinters at Rio have joined the small list of women to crack the 10.8-second mark: Elaine Thompson of Jamaica, Murielle Ahoure of the Ivory Coast and American teammates English Gardner, Tianna Bartoletta and Tori Bowie.

Rio Olympics - Golf Shingo Katayama of Japan plays a shot during the first round of men's golf on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympics at the Olympic Golf Course on August 12, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. American Justin Gatlin is considered the best threat to stop him. It's the first time golf has been in the Olympics since 1904.

"I just don't see it happening", said Bob Bowman, Phelps' longtime coach, after his star pupil won the 200 IM Thursday night. She's seeking to complete a sweep of the 200, 400 and 800 freestyles for the first time since the 1968 Mexico City Games.

Asked at a press briefing on Wednesday (August 10) if he was confident there would be full houses for the athletics programme, IAAF President Sebastian Coe said: "No, I'm not confident we are going to have full houses". "But joining Debbie in that history is incredible".

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Synchronized swimmer Alexandra Patskevich told Russian newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda that flags hanging inside Russia's building were "torn down and tied in knots" on the floor on two occasions.

The 21-year-old Husain, who recently graduated from Williams College in the United States, competed last year at worlds and posted a time of 27.63 seconds in the 50-meter freestyle.



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