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Katie Ledecky Makes History With 4th Olympic Gold

She broke own record in 800-meter freestyle

(Newser) - Katie Ledecky came into the Rio Olympics facing enormous expectations. Some athletes might've buckled under the pressure. She seemed to thrive on it. The 19-year-old from suburban Washington capped off one of the greatest performances in Olympic history with her fourth gold medal and second world record, shattering her... More »

'World's Best Gymnast' Scores an Epic Win

Uchimura finished less than 0.1 ahead of Ukrainian rival

(Newser) - Japan's Kohei Uchimura, widely considered the greatest men's gymnast in history, won the gold medal over Ukraine's Oleg Verniaiev by less than one-tenth of a point Wednesday night. Their two-hour duel provided the closest call in Uchimura's run of two Olympic crowns and six world all-around... More »

Phelps Makes It an Incredible 21 Golds

Katie Ledecky is on a historic run of her own

(Newser) - Michael Phelps scored his 20th and 21st gold medal Tuesday night with yet another performance for the ages. First, he won the 200-meter butterfly, a victory that sent him climbing into the stands to kiss his 3-month-old son, Boomer, the AP reports. An hour later, he returned to anchor the... More »

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