Day 12 #GirlPower
In Beach Volleyball, this was Walsh Jennings and Ross's gold medal to win. The Brazilians and the Germans had other plans and Team USA fell and played for bronze.
Women's Beach Volleyball Finals
1. Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst, Germany
2. Agatha Bednarczuk and Barbara Seixas de Freitas, Brazil
3. Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross, USA
The US Ladies finished 1, 2 in the long jump. Brittney Reese considered retiring after London following a sports injury. She battled back and is called "da beast" for a reason. She made it all the way back to the Olympics where she finished in second place behind her US teammate.
Women's Long Jump Final
1. Tianna Bartoletta, USA, 7.17
2. Brittney Reese, USA, 7.15
3. Ivana Spanovic, Sernia, 7.08
Jamaica keeps their track and field tradition alive continuing to produce stunning athletes. Miss Elaine Thompson from Jamaica is the first woman since Florence Griffith Joyner in 1988 at the Seoul Olympics to win the 100m and 200m Golds! The 24 year old calls herself a "warrior and a strong girl".
Women's 200m Finals
1. Elaine Thompson, Jamaica, 21.78
2. Dafne Schippers, The Netherlands, 21.88
3. Tori Bowie, USA, 22.15
Finally, it was a beautiful day for the ladies of the US Track and Field Team who swept the 100m Hurdles. The US Women have a deep history rooted in this race, and they relinquished absolutely nothing, all three women standing on the podium were from Team USA!
Women's 100m Hurdle Finals
1. Brianna Rollins, USA, 12.48
2. Nia Ali, USA, 12.59
3. Kristi Castlin, USA, 12.61