The second weekend of the 2016 Summer Olympics featured even more exceptional performances from Team USA members across a wide range of sports. We continue our coverage of the Rio games with the most medal-filled #POCMedalWatch so far.
Michelle Carter, Track & FieldCarter’s American record-setting distance of 20.63 meters won her a gold medal in the women’s shot put competition.
Simone Biles, GymnasticsBiles continued her winning streak with another gold medal in the women’s vault event.
Simone Manuel, SwimmingManuel won both a gold and silver medal in the women’s 4x100m medley relay and 50m freestyle races, respectively.
Nathan Adrian, SwimmingAdrian, whose mother hails from Hong Kong, earned a gold medal in the men’s 4x100m medley relay, and two bronze medals in the 50m and 100m freestyle races.
Anthony Ervin, SwimmingErvin, who is part Black and Native American, also won a gold medal in the men’s 50m freestyle race.Jeff Henderson, Track & FieldHenderson won a gold medal in the men’s long jump event. Justin Gatlin, Track & FieldGatlin took home a silver medal in the men’s 100m dash behind Jamaican icon Usain Bolt.
Tori Bowie, Track & FieldBowie won a silver medal in the women’s 100m dash.LaShawn Merritt, Track & FieldMerritt won a bronze medal in the men’s 400m dash.Ibitaj Muhammad, FencingThe hijab-wearing history-maker won a bronze medal in the women’s team sabre fencing event.Alexander Massialas, FencingThe half-Taiwanese fencer won a bronze medal in the men’s team foil competition.
Miles Chamley-Watson, FencingChamley-Watson, who is biracial Black and White, also won a bronze medal in the men’s team foil competition.
Rajeev Ram, TennisWilliams’ mixed doubles partner, the Indian-American Ram, also won a silver medal.
These performances added 17 medals from people of color to Team USA’s 69 overall medals—26 gold, 21 silver and 21 bronze. #POCMedalWatch now sits at 30 total medals.
View the previous #POCMedalWatch winners here.
(H/t USA Today)