Friday may have marked the end of an individual career for the record books, swimmer Michael Phelps closed out his individual Olympic career with his 3rd straight gold in the 100 butterfly. The US dominated again in swimming, as they end day 7 one medal ahead of China, finally surpassing them in golds, 21-20. Teenager Missy Franklin earned her third gold medal of these games with a victory in the 200 backstroke and 15-year-old Katie Ledecky, the youngest member of the U.S. swim team, stunned the global swimming community with a win in an the incredibly long 800-meter freestyle final.
Both women’s teams, soccer and basketball, had no trouble in their action Friday, as the soccer beat New Zealand 2-0 and the hoops team beat the Czech Republic 88-61. The women’s volleyball team defeated Serbia today in straight sets to remain undefeated, and the women’s water polo also won today, beating China. Lastly, the women’s tennis gold medal match is tomorrow, featuring Serena Williams vs Maria Sharapova.
Here are the top 5 country’s medal count: