Day Four In Rio Belongs To USA Gymnastics and Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps is adding to his gold medal collection as the U.S widens its lead in the Olympic medal count. A little more than an hour after winning gold in the individual 200-meter butterfly, Phelps collected another gold as part of the American four-by-200-meter freestyle relay team. Phelps captured his 21st gold medal, the 25th overall medal of his Olympic career.

As for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, they’re bringing home their second consecutive gold medal. The team comprised of Aly RaismanGabby Douglas, Simone Biles, Laurie Hernandez and Madison Kocian won in dominating fashion, beating silver medalist Russia by a jaw-dropping margin of over eight points. Raisman and Douglas are the only two U.S. women gymnasts to win three Olympic gold medals.

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In all, Team USA picked up another seven medals on Day Four, giving the Americans 26 total medals in Rio thus far. The U.S. has nine golds, eight silvers and nine bronze.

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