Simone Biles out of all-around, Katie Ledecky gets gold, Thursday Caeleb Dressel swims| USA TODAY 1

Simone Biles out of all-around, Katie Ledecky gets gold, Thursday Caeleb Dressel swims| USA TODAY


Katie Ledecky makes history winning gold in women's 1500m free. BMX racing and golf start on Thursday. Caeleb Dressel will swim in 100m free final.

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  1. Admire the difference. Two female athletes held up as the GOAT of their sport going in, facing not being the best for the first time of their Olympic career. Katie soldiers on, recovers and wins gold on the first-ever women 1500m. Simone chokes and QUITS. For some reason, the latter is celebrated as having a “true champion’s spirit”.

  2. I think they call it “Team USA” and NOT “Simone biles USA” maybe the team captain should be the coach and not a contestant. These are humans and NOT animals like lions that have a male lion at the head of the Tribe. The team captain should not have so much responsibility and maybe there should be a backup captain too. In any case these Olympian’s should have a mental evaluation to prove they are capable of such a responsibility because many Olympian’s from other nations have allot of pressure on them to WIN and are shun in there own nations when they don’t WIN. Its NOT just Simone its the entire Olympic system. These participants have allot of pressure not just to represent but to WIN. And I think America should take the rains and point this out to other nations that is NOT about WINNING but celebrating human ability to be your best. Its NOT just about humans but the machines and devices we are building and testing these devices we test in the olympics to help humans perform their best.

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