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Published: Mon, August 15, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

United States wins 1000th Olympic gold medal


The United States have won their third consecutive Olympic gold medal in the women's eight, beating Great Britain and Romania on the final day of the Rio regatta.

The United States Field Hockey team came within minutes of a ideal run through pool play at the Rio Olympics, but two late goals gave Great Britain a comeback win and the top seed out of Pool B on Saturday.

Andrew Triggs Hodge and Pete Reed are now three-time Olympic gold medallists having won titles in Beijing and London in the men's four. Racing just before them in the women's single sculls, Gevvie Stone (Newton, Mass.) took silver and improved on her seventh-place finish in London four years ago.

What an impressive feat!

The women's eight's gold was the second USA medal of the regatta.

"We feel so fortunate to be part of this team, " Logan said. "I couldn't be happier".

"I'm just so proud of these girls I just couldn't have dreamed of a more fantastic experience to finish on and it's just so much trust in every single one of them".

"He really helped me get through the hard times in rowing and we were really under pressure and there were lots of trials going on at the time".

The women start proceedings earlier in the day with the marathon.

The US is way out in front in the medal table with China right behind, and to date there's a good showing from Japan and Australia. "I think sets a huge base for them".

At least seven sprinters are in the mix to be crowned the fastest woman in the world as the 100 meter final takes place at Rio's Olympic Stadium.

"I could have walked away from it and said, "No, this is more important" but he really wanted me to be rowing".

It's likely that by the end of this year's games, the United States will claim dominance in global sport for the sixth Olympics in a row.

Sometimes, when the United States women's eight races, it can look easy.

She also leads by pure power.

Tennis ace Andy Murray goes for gold this afternoon as he bids to become the first man to defend the Olympic title.

Chen has applied to the International Olympic Committee to have her B sample tested and to get a hearing on the matter, Xinhua said, citing the swimming association, which promised in a statement to "take this matter seriously". She recently said she wants to row until she's 90. "Certainly I feel there are a lot of things that aren't accomplished yet".

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