Alex Naddour, US men compete for team gymnastics medal

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The medals are said to be the heaviest in the history of the Summer Olympics.

Below, explore a table that includes all the athletes with ties to Washington who have competed in the modern Olympic Games since 1896.

The teen added that she hopes this will not be her last Olympics: "I have three more years of NCAA eligibility, and then I'll be shooting the next year after that aiming for Tokyo". It was the first Olympic team title of his career and first for Japan since 2004.

Olympics officials had to apologize after they raised incorrect Chinese national flags during medal ceremonies. The nine worlds medals they have in this quadrennium is the most for the program since the late 1970s.

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"It instills a great sense of pride, especially being born and raised in (the United States of) America", Thrasher said. The team consisted of Herbert Morris, Charles Day, Gordon Adam, John White, James McMillin, George Hunt, Joseph Rantz, Donald Hume and Robert Moch.

In the final leg of the relay, Ledecky came from behind to beat Australia as the USA won in 7:43.03.

The U.S. men's gymnastic repeated their performance from the London Olympics, finishing fifth again in the team.

"As long as it's not the gold medal it's the same".

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Kaye Hall: Kaye Hall burst onto the scene as a 17-year-old at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.

Japan won the gold medal, with Russian Federation the silver and China the bronze. "Her focus and commitment to her craft is impressive and will serve as a great example for other young shooters who want to follow in her footsteps". "I was the one who messed it up at the end". She won her first match but was eliminated in her second bout.

Highlights from Tuesday in Rio that sent Team USA so far ahead of the other countries included Michael Phelps' historic 20th and 21st gold medals; he won in both the 200 meter butterfly and the 4 x 200 relay.

Medals in rugby will be awarded for the first time in 92 years as the top four women's sevens teams in the world - Australia, Canada, Britain and New Zealand - compete. Despite the challenge, the most decorated Olympian of all time found a way to come through with a 0.04-second victory. Heck, members of the US women's soccer team were paid 25 percent less than their male counterparts - despite being with reigning World Champions and earning an estimated $20 million more in revenue than the guys.

Katie Ledecky, Women's 400m Freestyle - Ledecky's quest to go four-for-four in her swimming events got off to a flying start on Sunday, when she smashed her own world record time and beat the rest of the field by five seconds.

Saturday wasn't a great start for USA tennis.

Ledecky will have another chance to win gold Wednesday in the 4x200-meter relay, where she is expected to anchor.

The Chinese have shown just as strong a proclivity in swimming and shooting as the U.S. Minxia Wu and Tingmao Shi claimed the women's synchronized three-meter springboard for gold, and Mengxue Zhang won the women's 10-meter air pistol competition. The victory was the 43rd consecutive for the USA women in the Olympics.

China are now leaders of the Rio Olympics medal tally as they have a narrow lead over Australia while United States of America have fallen to third position.