The United States Dominated the 2016 Rio Olympics
The United States of America walked away with 121 medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Highlights of the final week of competition included Allyson Felix earning her 6th career gold medal after anchoring the women’s 4×400-meter relay team to victory. This moment came right after Felix and the 4×100-meter relay team overcame a heartbreaking disqualification during the semifinals that was later appealed. The team that consisted of Morolake Akinosun, Allyson Felix, English Gardner and Tianna Bartoletta ran a solo heat to qualify via time for a chance to defend their title. In the end, the team came away with the gold!
Clarissa Shields from Flint, Mi. won her second gold medal for boxing. Dalilah Muhammad made history becoming the first U.S. woman to win the 400 meter hurdles. Team U.S.A swept the podium in the women’s 100m hurdles with Brianna Rollins winning gold, Nia Ali taking the silver and Kristi Castlin earning the bronze.
Black girl magic was in full effect during the Olympics.