RIO 2016: IN THE FIRST 2 AND A HALF DAYS

The Olympics have been rolling for just 2 and a half days, but GladiatHers® from across the world have wasted no time wowing us with their talents.  Here are a few pictures from our American GladiatHers® going to work.  Enjoy and stay tuned!

fencing

Ibtihaj Muhammad made history by becoming the first American athlete to compete in the Olympics while wearing a hijab, the traditional headscarf worn by Muslim women.  She won her first round match but went on to lose in the round of 16.

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Katie Ledecky torpedoed ahead of everyone else in the pool in the 400m freestyle.  In the process she claimed a gold medal and set a new world record in the event.

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Simone Biles showed the world she’s here to rack up some gold with strong performances in the preliminary rounds of the women’s all-around competition.  US teammate Gabby Douglas won’t be able to defend her title as she placed third to Biles and Aly Raisman.

venus-serena doubles

After a streak of Olympic gold that spanned from 2000 until 2012, Venus and Serena Williams suffered their first and shocking loss as an Olympics doubles team.  They were ousted in the first round by the Czech Republic.

volleyball

Kerri Walsh-Jennings continues to show us that age ain’t nothin but a number.  She and new partner April Ross swept the Aussies in their first round match.

women's basketball

The dynasty that is Team USA Women’s Basketball wowed us will a record setting victory over Senegal.  The ladies grabbed the W by scoring 121 points to Senegal’s 56.  Geesh.

Main picture: Carli Lloyd celebrates her 90th goal of her career to lead team USA to a victory over France.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated with pictures from GladiatHers® at the Olympics.

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  1. […] in Rio.  Although Rio was plagued by much controversy building up to the Games, the women shown brightly and silenced all of the […]

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