🏃♀️Track & Field: After finishing second in shot put to earn her first Olympic medal, Raven Saunders (a whole mood) before raising her arms in an “X” on the podium, the most at the games so far. Saunders later said the X symbolizes “the intersection of where all people who are oppressed meet." Powerful.
🏀Basketball: A’ja Wilson led the team in scoring (22 points) once again as the U.S. women pulled out a 93–82 win over France early this morning to finish group play undefeated. It was a closer margin than expected, leaving some as the squad looks ahead to quarter-finals. No pressure, no
diamonds medals, right?
🏊♀️Swimming: The 2020 Olympic swimming program has ended, but Katie Ledecky’s Olympic career is far from over. After earning her seventh career individual gold medal (a record for female swimmers) in the 800m freestyle on Friday, Ledecky she’s already looking ahead to Paris 2024.
- And thanks to a handful of other standout performances — including — U.S. swimmers are leaving Japan with 30 (!!!) medals total. It’s a party in the USA.
⚾️Baseball: In their first knockout stage game, Team USA lost a high-scoring contest to Japan, falling x–x. Have no fear, while this was technically a knockout stage game, Team USA’s medal hopes are still alive thanks to the . Hey, we’ll take it. Next game is TO UPDATE.
⚾️Baseball: In their first knockout stage game, Team USA held on for a x–x win in a high-scoring contest against Japan. HYFR. The victory sends the squad to Wednesday’s 6 a.m. ET semifinal vs. South Korea. Let’s keep it rolling.