RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (NBC) – Five gold medals for Team USA overnight, the most in a single day so far these Olympic Games.
One of the gold medals went to a young gymnast and the other to someone in the pool.
Now our attention shifts to a different venue and different events.
Alicia Inns gives 22News a preview for Friday in Rio.
Aly Raisman and Simone Biles put on a powerful performance on Thursday.
Biles did what everyone expected her to do Thursday night at the Olympic Arena as well as her silver sidekick, becoming the most dominant duo in Olympic gymnastics history.
Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to win an individual event in Olympic swimming.
“Throughout this whole process of even starting swimming it was tough fitting in, so I hope I can be an inspiration to someone else because I know the journey wasn’t always easy for me,” said Manuel.
Ten days of athletics take off at the Olympic stadium with all Russian athletes, except one, banned because of doping allegations. Some Team USA members are upset they won’t have a chance to beat the rivals of Russia.
“Kinda disappointed this issue didn’t come to light sooner, so that the clean athletes could shine through and more delegation in that respect,” said Team USA Track and Field’s Sam Kendricks.
Devon Allen of USA’s Track and Field team said, “As a competitor, it’s kind of disappointing because I want to compete against him, but on the other side I don’t make the rules, I just show up and compete.”
The Track and Field events start Friday morning with the women’s heptathlon 100 meter hurdles.
There is a medal event Friday, the women’s 10,000 meter and the men’s 20K race walk.