Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Vamsi M

Rio USA Gold Medal Athletes - Rio Olympics 2016

Rio Olympics 2016 is taking its pace. USA and China are head to head after winning equal gold medals so far.

But USA has dominated the Chinese counter part with good number of medals in sliver and bronze. Here are the list of gold medal athletes at the Rio Olympics 2016.

USA Gold Medal Athletes Rio 2016

  • Virginia Thrasher Shooting Women's 10 m air rifle August 6
  • Nathan Adrian 
    • Caeleb Dressel
    • Anthony Ervin 
    • Ryan Held
    • Michael Phelps
    • Blake Pieroni Swimming Men's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay August 7
  • Katie Ledecky Swimming Women's 400 m freestyle August 7
  • Ryan Murphy Swimming Men's 100 m backstroke August 8
  • Lilly King Swimming Women's 100 m breaststroke August 8
  • Simone Biles
    • Gabby Douglas
    • Laurie Hernandez
    • Madison Kocian
    • Aly Raisman Gymnastics Women's artistic team all-around August 9
  • Katie Ledecky Swimming Women's 200 m freestyle August 9
  • Michael Phelps Swimming Men's 200 m butterfly August 9
  • Gunnar Bentz*
    • Jack Conger*
    • Conor Dwyer
    • Townley Haas
    • Ryan Lochte
    • Michael Phelps
    • Clark Smith* Swimming Men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay August 9
Checkout full list of gold medal athletes to find out more gold medal winners from other countries too.

Caeleb Dressel: Olympic Gold Medal Winner and future of American Swimming




19 year old Caeleb, one of the biggest and up coming swimmer from America from Florida Gators. But guess what, Caeleb originally didn't wanted to go for swimming, it was his parents wish that has taken him this far today. When the career of the legend Michael Phelps is around to set down now, the new hope is rising in the name of Caeleb Dressel, he is considered as the rising star from America in swimming.

Caeleb Dressel didn't participated on Sunday in the preliminary heat, it was necessary for the player to preserve  his strength and energy. Dressel won a Gold medal with united states in men's 4×100 free relay squad at Rio Olympics 2016. Dressel made a personal record of 48.01 in the first leg.

Dressel from the Green Cone springs is the part of the relay team and  won a Gold in his first attempt. " I just wanted to get my hand on the wall and do the best I could for relay boys and everyone watching"  said Caeleb. Florida's 30 were sure to take  some medals with them and luckily it didn't take them too long to do so. 

Olympic legend Rowdy Gaines had already saw something in the player before the Rio Olympics 2016. Gaines said "Every once in a while, an athlete like that comes along and is just magical to watch in the water, and he is" 

"Great night racing for the best country there is, sweet feeling to have that gold back on U.S. soil."  -From Caeleb Dressel's Twitter account

He is now getting famous outside Jacksonville and Gainesville area too. Gators coach Gregg told the Washington Post " His focus is amazing, if we have a team meeting, its like you're just talking to him". 

This will be the first medal of any kind for Florida's 30 Olympian in Rio Olympics. The year seems very good for the athlete, this medal comes in the same year when he has broken the America and U.S. open records in 100 and 50-yards  free style. Now it doesn't matter what happens in the further games, he has already achieved a lifetime memory.

Anthony Ervin of Valencia Olympic Gold Medal Rio Olympics 2016

35 years old, Anthony Ervin of Valencia, is one of those gold medal winning athletes at the Rio Olympics 2016. He won a gold medal in swimming in heat of 4×100 metre freestyle relay. Ervin swam in the second leg to provide the team the second best-time in the anchor leg. From the teams four legs, the fastest was the one in which Anthony swam, it is 47.65 seconds and the heat was won by U.S. in 3:12.38. 

The relay team consists of Phelps, Caeleb Dressel, Held, and Nathon Adrian. France followed the U.S. and completed the challenge in 3:10.53, won silver, and Australia won the bronze in 3:11.37.



Anthony Ervin won his first Olympic gold in Sydney Olympics 2000, at the age of 19. That winning was the highlight of his young life. After that Olympic the athlete was  isolated totally from the games. 

He suffered from the drug addiction, Alcohol problems and the athlete even tired to commit suicide in the same year when he tasted the real success, and won the Gold in Sydney. 


It took him around a decade to come back to the games in London Olympics 2012, where he recovered but only placed 5th.  When asked about how he managed to become fit again and participate in the games he said-

I was running in the mountains," he said. "Running on the beach. Workouts on the beach. Lifting in my friend's garage. I was in many, many different pools, exercising and working on different techniques that were helpful. It just became this amalgamation of different kinds of training."  

Ervin is the oldest competitor in the games at the age of 35, and only one to participate in individual events after 1904. One of the closest person in his life and head coach of the U.S. team said- " He's probably the most interesting human being on our team, may be the whole Olympic team"



Earlier this spring Ervin was seen answering the question about his new book "Chasing the water: Elegy of an Olympian."  A book about the journey of an Olympian from winning gold in the Sydney Olympics 2000,  to selling his medals to support Tsunami relief,  then getting completely isolated from the games and then coming back to it at the highest level.

This medal will make the count of Ervin's Olympic gold medal to 4 since his first one in Sydney Olympics 2000. Ervin has several other events to participate individually in coming week. Ervin said he began swimming when he was less than 1 year old and had an "early fascination with the feel and the freedom." Well we wish the fighter a every long inning. 
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Vamsi M

Full List Gold Medal Winners at Rio Olympics 2016

Rio Olympics 2016 is getting hot. We are here with the list of all athletes who won gold medals at the rio Olympics 2016 so far.

List of Gold Medal Winners - Rio Olympics

Lets start the list with United states of America who are currently leading the table. The following list follows this order.

Name of the Athlete, Sport, Event and Date.

List of Gold Medal Winners USA

  • Virginia Thrasher Shooting Women's 10 m air rifle August 6
  • Nathan Adrian
    • Caeleb Dressel
    • Anthony Ervin
    • Ryan Held
    • Michael Phelps
    • Blake Pieroni Swimming Men's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay August 7
  • Katie Ledecky Swimming Women's 400 m freestyle August 7
  • Ryan Murphy Swimming Men's 100 m backstroke August 8
  • Lilly King Swimming Women's 100 m breaststroke August 8
  • Simone Biles
    • Gabby Douglas
    • Laurie Hernandez
    • Madison Kocian
    • Aly Raisman Gymnastics Women's artistic team all-around August 9
  • Katie Ledecky Swimming Women's 200 m freestyle August 9
  • Michael Phelps Swimming Men's 200 m butterfly August 9
  • Gunnar Bentz*
    • Jack Conger*
    • Conor Dwyer
    • Townley Haas
    • Ryan Lochte
    • Michael Phelps
    • Clark Smith* Swimming Men's 4 × 200 m freestyle relay August 9

List of Gold Medal Winners China

  • Zhang Mengxue Shooting Women's 10 m air pistol August 7
  • Shi Tingmao
    • Wu Minxia Diving Women's 3 m synchronized springboard August 7
  • Long Qingquan Weightlifting Men's 56 kg August 7
  • Chen Aisen
    • Lin Yue Diving Men's synchronized 10 metre platform August 8
  • Sun Yang Swimming Men's 200 metre freestyle August 8
  • Deng Wei Weightlifting Women's 63 kg August 9
  • Chen Ruolin
    • Liu Huixia Diving Women's synchronized 10 metre platform August 9
  • Shi Zhiyong Weightlifting Men's 69 kg August 9
Gold Medal Winners list Rio Olympics
Rio Olympics Gold Medal

List of Gold Medal Winners Australia

  • Mack Horton Swimming Men's 400 m freestyle 6 August
  • Bronte Campbell
    • Cate Campbell
    • Brittany Elmslie
    • Emma McKeon
    • Madison Wilson* Swimming Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay 6 August
  • Nicole Beck
    • Charlotte Caslick
    • Emilee Cherry
    • Chloe Dalton
    • Gemma Etheridge
    • Ellia Green
    • Shannon Parry
    • Evania Pelite
    • Alicia Quirk
    • Emma Tonegato
    • Amy Turner
    • Sharni Williams Rugby Sevens Women's tournament   8 August
  • Catherine Skinner Shooting Women's trap 7 August

List of Gold Medal Winners Italy

  • Niccolò Campriani Shooting Men's 10 metre air rifle August 8
  • Daniele Garozzo Fencing Men's foil August 7
  • Fabio Basile Judo Men's 66 kg August 7 

List of Gold Medal Winners Japan

  • Kosuke Hagino Swimming Men's 400 m individual medley August 6
  • Shohei Ono Judo Men's 73 kg August 8
  • Kenzō Shirai
    • Yūsuke Tanaka
    • Koji Yamamuro
    • Kōhei Uchimura
    • Ryōhei Katō Gymnastics Men's artistic team all-around August 8

List of Gold Medal Winners Hungary

  • Emese Szász Fencing Women's épée 6 August
  • Katinka Hosszú Swimming Women's 400 m individual medley 6 August
  • Katinka Hosszú Swimming Women's 100 m backstroke 8 August 
  • Katinka Hosszú Swimming Women's 200 m individual medley 9 August

List of Gold Medal Winners Russia

  • Beslan Mudranov Judo Men's 60 kg 6 August
  • Yana Egorian Fencing Women's sabre 8 August
  • Khasan Khalmurzaev Judo Men's 81 kg 9 August

List of Gold Medal Winners South Korea

  • Kim Woo-jin
    • Ku Bon-chan
    • Lee Seung-yun Archery Men's team August 6
  • Chang Hye-jin
    • Choi Mi-sun
    • Ki Bo-bae Archery Women's team August 7
  • Park Sang-young Fencing Men's épée August 9

List of Gold Medal Winners Thailand

  • Sopita Tanasan Weightlifting Women's 48 kg 6 August
  • Sukanya Srisurat Weightlifting Women's 58 kg 8 August

List of Gold Medal Winners France

  • Denis Gargaud Chanut Canoeing Men's slalom C-1 9 August
  • Karim Laghouag
    • Mathieu Lemoine
    • Astier Nicolas
    • Thibaut Vallette Equestrian Team eventing 9 August

List of Gold Medal Winners Great Britain

  • Adam Peaty Swimming Men's 100m breaststroke 7 August

List of Gold Medal Winners Brazil

  • Rafaela Silva Judo Women's 57 kg August 8

List of Gold Medal Winners Sweden

  • Sarah Sjöström Swimming Women's 100 m butterfly August 7

List of Gold Medal Winners Chinese Taipei

  • Hsu Shu-ching Weightlifting Women's 53 kg 7 August

List of Gold Medal Winners Belgium

  • Greg Van Avermaet Cycling Men's individual road race August 6

List of Gold Medal Winners Argentina

  • Paula Pareto Judo Women's 48 kg August 6

List of Gold Medal Winners Colombia

  • Óscar Figueroa Weightlifting Men's 62 kg August 8

List of Gold Medal Winners Croatia

  • Josip Glasnović Shooting Men's trap 8 August

List of Gold Medal Winners Kosovo

  • Majlinda Kelmendi Judo Women's 52 kg August 7

List of Gold Medal Winners Netherlands

  • Anna van der Breggen Cycling Women's individual road race 7 August

List of Gold Medal Winners Vietnam

  • Hoàng Xuân Vinh Shooting Men's 10 m air pistol August 6

List of Gold Medal Winners Greece

  • Anna Korakaki Shooting Women's 25 m pistol 9 August

List of Gold Medal Winners Slovenia

  • Tina Trstenjak Judo Women's 63 kg August 9

So that's the comprehensive full list of gold medal winners at Rio 2016. We will update this post once every day. We hope you found this useful. Share this to spread the news. Rio Olympics updates are live now.
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Monday, August 8, 2016

Vamsi M

Laxmirani Majhi Looses to Alexandra Longová

Its a bad day for Indian in the women's archery as she looses to  Alexandra Longová of Slovakian archer.

Laxmirani didn't look comfortable right from the start. The 22 year old solvakian did manage a composed finish. She is out in the round of 64.



1-7 against Longova is something that's not expected as Laxmirani is ranked well above the solvakian.
And here is how people in twitter react.
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Anshuman Vyas

Rio Olympic 2016 Updates - Michael Phelps & Katie Ledecky

Rio Olympic 2016 Day 2

The second day of Olympics schedule gave much needed wins. Michael Phelps, United States swimmer added a 19th gold medal to his wall on Sunday night. When Michael Phelps swam second leg in 4×100 meter freestyle relay, with 47.12 split, it gave the United States a lead om the board.

In his fifth Olympics Michael has achieved a total of 23 medals, and we are still on count. His eyes glistened a little but no tears came out, after all he has done it several times before. This will be the first medal his son Boomer will see, even though he will not remember as he is just three months old.

Michael Phelps did it again. Wins gold.



“It felt good to get, after my last 400 free relay of my career, this thing around my neck, feels good to get it back.”  said Phelps.

Katie Ledecky wins Gold. 




Katie Ledecky, 19 year old Swimmer from America. The most dominating participant in the swimming, before coming to Rio she holds the world records for 400, 800 and 1500 metre freestyle swimming.

On Sunday night she did it again by breaking her own record by 2 seconds. Katie Lendecky secured her first gold medal of the season. Katie completed the challenge in 3:56.46 which was followed by Jazz Carlin from Britain and Leah Smith of America.

It should be noted that they all were five seconds behind her. On Saturday night Katie claimed a silver medal in women's 4×100 free relay. Including both a silver and a gold, Katie now holds two medals from the current season.

Katie will swim individually in 200 and 800 freestyle. If she wins 200 and 800 metres freestyle, Katie will become first women Olympian to win three gold medals in a single season. Last time Debbie Meyer did this in 1968.

22- time medalist Michael Phelps said- “You can tell she is very goal-oriented, and for me it brought me back to kind of what I was like way, way, way back in the day”

“Every time she gets in the water, it’s like a world record. So she is improving so much and I think she is just trying to push that barrier, and I think it’s pretty exciting to watch her do that.”

Kosov, new country to the games. Wins first gold. 



The new participant in the games. It's been just two days since the country is introduced to the games and Kosovo has already won a gold. In 52 Kilogram weight class women's, Mejlinda Kelmendi won her first ever gold medal for the country. 

Mejlinda defeated Japan's Misato Nakamura in semi's and won the championship by defeating Odette Giuffrida of Italy in the finals. Mejlinda has previously competed in the games for neighbour country Albania. But this is the first time she won a medal.

Kosovo fought a war with Serbia and the nation was declared Independent in 2008. Earlier the nation was not recognized by the International Olympic Comitee   untill 2014. Where as South Sudan was declared Independent in 2011. 
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