If the US women had not captured the landmark medal, Michael Phelps and the men's 4x100 medley relay squad would have done so, the quartet winning gold in the next event in the pool, which was also the final race on the Rio swimming program.
And then came the legs, powerful and rhythmic, propelling her forward, her lead getting visibly wider by the minute. And when the Olympics are done, they'll be remembered as the latest in a long line of USA swimming powerhouses. After five of 16 laps, she was more than three seconds in front of the nearest competitor-a country mile in the world of swimming. "Joe is tough. Hats off to him, he swam a great race".
The Arsenal winger picked himself up to take the resulting penalty but his spot-kick was met with an excellent diving save by goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. "That will happen hopefully one or two times in my life but not so early in the game because it was the wrong sign for all of us, it felt for everyone in this moment like "that is it".
Johnson admitted to " Access Hollywood " that her relationship with Phelps hasn't always been easy and said there was a point when she thought they were done for good. Johnson said that Phelps has already taken to his role as a dad, as Debbie echoed, "He talks about he wants to be just the best dad he possibly could be".
George was then asked whether the USA needs to run more instead of stopping the game and slowing down in the halfcourt. That chance materialized in a wide-open three-point attempt from the wing with 2.0 seconds left, but the shot went long, and the Americans escaped with a thrilling 94-91 victory.
Bolt is expected to race the 100- and 200-meter races, as well as the 4x100 relay at these Rio Games. Bolt said lowering his 200-meter record, which stands at 19.19 seconds, below the 19 mark, is something he wants. He is intent on cementing his legacy and breaking his own world records to go out big. "It's going to take sub-19 (seconds)." stated the runner, who now has the record at 19.19 seconds.