Team USA Wins 1,000th Summer Olympics Gold Medal With Women’s Medley Relay!
The U.S. women’s 4×100-meter medley relay team – Simone Manuel, 20, Kathleen Baker, 19, Lilly King, 19, and Dana Vollmer, 28 – has won the USA’s 1,000th gold medal in Summer Olympics history at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics!
Simone took home silver in the 50m freestyle earlier in the night, helping the team to win gold – their time was 3 minutes, 53.13 seconds.
Australia won the silver medal with a time of 3 minutes, 55 seconds, and Denmark won the bronze, finishing .01 seconds later.
The USA’s first summer gold was earned back in 1896.