Speaking of schooling, Katie Ledecky won her fourth gold medal when she took the rest of the swimmers to school in the 800 m freestyle, almost lapping the field, and breaking her own world record mark with 8 min 4.79 seconds. That girl ain't quite human.
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Gracious as always, alleged domestic abuser and goalie Hope Solo said:
"I'm very proud of this team. But I also think we played a bunch of cowards. The best team did not win today. I think you saw American heart. You saw us give everything we had today," she told reporters.
"Sweden dropped off. They didn't want to open play. They didn't want to pass the ball. They didn't want to play great soccer." "I don't think they're going to make it far in the tournament," she added. "I think it was very cowardly."She apologized later, and said she wasn't a very good loser. Yep. Practice, practice, practice!
US's Michelle Carter got the Gold in Women's Shot Put, with a throw of 20.63 meters. Her father, Michael Carter took a Silver Medal in Los Angeles, 1984, making them the first US father/daughter team of medal winners. Her dad also went on to become a professional football player, and won three Superbowl rings with the 49ers. Hey, maybe she could save the Redskins!
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