Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles Is Small but Mighty

Olympic Gold Medalist Simone Biles Is Small but Mighty

According to CNN News, Simone Biles, 19, lead the charge as the U.S. women’s gymnastic team took the gold in the women’s¬†team competition on August 9, 2016. This is Biles’ first, of a possible five, gold medals. It is also Biles’ first Olympic Games, giving her already prestigious career a jumpstart and possibly leaving her […]

Russia Won First Gold Medal at Rio Olympics

Russia Won First Gold Medal at Rio Olympics

On Aug. 6, 2016, Russia obtained the first gold medal at the Rio Olympics. The judoka Beslan Mudranov won the Olympic title in the extra-lightweight category (60kg/132lbs), after defeating the reigning world champion, Yeldos Smetov, from Kazakhstan. According to BBC, the Russian judoka secured the gold medal after only 44 seconds, taking Smetov down with […]