Friday night at the Olympic Games. What could be better?

After beginning her career 4-for-4 in Olympic individual competition, Katie Ledecky earned her first-ever silver medal in individual competition in the 400-meter freestyle. Her first gold medal of this year’s Olympic Games came in the inaugural women’s 1,500-meter freestyle.

She won her third straight gold in the 800-meter freestyle on Saturday in Tokyo.

Speaking of speedy exploits, for the first time in Olympic Games history, the 4x400m athletics mixed relay will take place. The mixed relay is one of seven new mixed male/female team events. The team will be composed of four athletes, two women and two men, racing with one another.

There was some early issues with the American team and they were disqualified for an illegal pass only to be reinstated and allowed to run in the final.

Here’s all the best from the Olympic action:

Dressel does it again with another gold

After winning his first individual gold in the 100-meter freestyle on Wednesday, Caeleb Dressel won the 100-meter butterfly on with a world record swim of 49:45. Hungary’s Kristof Milak picks up silver, followed by Switzerland’s Noe Ponti for bronze. Dressel is yet to lose a final race at the Tokyo Games.

The Americans missed out on making the podium in the women’s 200-meter backstroke, as Australia won the gold (Kaylee McKeown) and bronze (Emily Seebohm) medal, while Canada’s Kylie Masse picked up the silver. — Aishwarya Kumar


Team USA takes silver in first mixed relay triathlon

Great Britain won the gold with a time of 1 hour, 23 minutes and 41 seconds, and the U.S. finished 14 seconds behind for the silver in the first ever Olympic triathlon mixed relay.


U.S women cruising in hurdles heats


Clayton Murphy finds some space in 800


Pool play perfection for U.S. beach volleyball women

Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil went 3-0 in women’s beach volleyball pool play, joining the team of Alix Klineman and April Ross with a perfect mark. This is the first time since the 2012 Olympics that both USA women’s beach volleyball teams went 3-0 in pool play. In that Olympics the U.S. won gold (Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings) and silver (April Ross and Jen Kessy).


Badminton glory


Everyone loves a trampoline


Future Olympian





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