Allyson Felix earned her 11th career medal to become the most decorated American track athlete in Olympic history on Saturday in Tokyo, capping off a 10-medal day for Team USA.
The Americans added 5 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 2 bronze medals to their 108-medal haul at the 2020 Summer Olympics. China has the second-highest total, at 87 as of Day 15. The Games conclude on Sunday.
Molly Seidel earned the first medal of the day for Team USA. With a time of 2:27:46, she finished third in the women’s marathon. Peres Jepchirchir of Kenya and Brigid Kosgei of Kenya finished first and second, respectively, at Odori Park in Sapporo, Japan.
Felix then went on to make history as part of Team USA’s 4×400-meter women’s relay team. The Americans won gold with a time of 3:16.85. Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad and Athing Mu joined Felix on the podium.
Felix, who became the most-decorated woman in Olympic track history with a bronze in Friday’s 400-meter final, passed Carl Lewis for the most medals in U.S. track history with the relay victory.
Poland clocked a national record 3:20.53 to earn silver in the relay. Jamaica claimed bronze.
In the following race, Team USA’s men’s 4×400 relay team won gold with a season-best time of 2:55.70. Michael Cherry, Michael Norman, Bryce Deadmon, and Rai Benjamin finished first as a team. The Netherlands and Botswana were the next to finish.
The United States men’s basketball team defeated France 87-82 in the gold medal game Saturday in Saitama, Japan. Kevin Durant of the Brooklyn Nets led Team USA with 29 points. For the Americans, Boston Celtics guard Jayson Tatum had 19 points and seven rebounds.
Australia beat Slovenia 107-93 in the men’s bronze medal game.
Team USA’s Nelly Korda, the No. 1 golfer in the world, added another gold for the Americans when she won the women’s tournament Saturday in Saitama. Korda carded a 2-under par 69 in the final round to finish 17-under par for the tournament.
Korda edged the field by one stroke. Japan’s Mone Inami earned silver. New Zealand’s Lydia Ko claimed bronze. Korda became the first golfer in history, man or woman, to win gold and a major championship in the same year.
In water polo, Team USA’s women’s team beat Spain 14-5 for another gold medal. Team USA then earned a silver medal in the equestrian jumping team final. Sweden won that event. Belgium claimed bronze.
Later Saturday, Japan beat Team USA 2-0 to win its first-ever gold medal in baseball. Japan pitcher Masato Morishita allowed just three hits over five scoreless innings in the victory in Yokohama, Japan.
The Americans earned silver. The Dominican Republic claimed bronze.
Team USA added its final two medals of the day on the wrestling mat. Abdulrashid Sadulaev of the Russian Olympic Committee beat American Kyle Snyder in the men’s 97-kilogram freestyle gold medal match. Snyder took home silver.
Team USA’s Sarah Hildebrandt beat the Ukraine’s Oksana Livach 12-1 in the women’s 60-kilogram bronze medal match.
In other major action, Malcom scored in the second period of extra time to help Brazil beat Spain 2-1 in the men’s soccer gold medal game. Brazil’s Matheus Cunha and Spain’s Mikel Oyarzabal also scored.
Mexico earned bronze in the men’s soccer tournament.
In the gold medal match for men’s volleyball, France defeated the Russian Olympic Committee. France won another gold medal in the men’s handball final, defeating Denmark.
In the gold medal match for men’s beach volleyball, Norway defeated the Russian Olympic Committee.
China won eight medals on Saturday and now has 38 gold medals at the Olympics, two more than Team USA. The Russian Olympic Committee won seven medals on Day 15, bringing their total to 69, good for third place.
On Sunday in Tokyo, the Americans will have a couple chances to catch China for the lead in gold medals. The women’s basketball gold medal game between Team USA and Japan will be shown on NBC at 10:30 p.m. EDT on Saturday.
Boxer Keyshawn Davis battles Cuba’s Andy Cruz for gold in a men’s 57 to 63-kilogram lightweight bout. American Richard Torrez Jr. faces Uzbekastan’s Bakhodir Jalolov in the men’s +91-kilograms super heavyweight gold medal bout.
Team USA faces Brazil in the women’s volleyball gold medal match Sunday in Tokyo.
The United States’ Allyson Felix sprints around the track in the women’s 4×400-meter relay final, where the United States took gold with a time of 3:16.85 while Poland took silver with a time of 3:20.53 and Jamaica taking bronze with a time of 3:21.24. Five-time Olympian Felix, is now the most decorated woman to ever compete in track at the Games with 11 total medals. Photo by Tasos Katopodis