Caeleb Dressel is having a pretty good Olympics at the pool, isn’t he? The American swimmer has not let down the Americans, as some have done so across various disciplines, and he showed that again in the 100m freestyle when he took home gold over defending champ Kyle Chalmers. The victory makes it two gold medals for him now, joining with the one he got for winning the 4X100 relay. In men’s Rugby 7’s, Fiji, the defending champions, went back-to-back by downing age-old rivals New Zealand.
They ran out to an early lead only for the All-Blacks to attempt a rally, but they ultimately pulled away in the second half with some impressive and flashy ball maneuvering to clinch a second consecutive gold medal. Men’s golf has gotten underway and early on, we have a surprise leader in the form of Austrian Sepp Straka. He shot -8 par and leads a whole host of lesser-knowns toward the top of the leaderboard. On the court, Luka Doncic and his Slovenia team continued to roll, thumping hosts Japan 116-81. He scored 25 (Goran Dragic added 24) in the win. In the inaugural 3×3 basketball events, the women’s Gold Medal went to the USA after an 18-15 win over Russia. On the men’s side, Latvia did the same thing, taking down the Russians by a score of 21-18. As of now, the Americans have 37 total medals, while China has 29 and Russia have 26. China and Japan are currently tied for the most golds at 14 apiece.