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Quest For Six Continues: U.S. Women’s Basketball Team Headed To Gold-Medal Game

RIO DE JANEIRO— The U.S. women’s basketball team is approaching uncharted waters in pursuit of its sixth consecutive gold medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The team moved one step closer on Thursday night by defeating France, 86-67, to advance to the gold-medal match. It was the U.S. women’s 48th consecutive win at the Olympics.

“It has been tough and it hasn’t been an easy road,” Angel McCoughtry said. “It is going to mean a lot as we are ready for the gold-medal game. We got to be serious and really get this (the gold medal).”

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Brady Ellison Secures Team USA’s First Individual Archery Medal In 16 Years

RIO DE JANEIRO — After U.S. archer Brady Ellison shot his final arrow Friday at the Sambodromo, he screamed and hugged his coach, Kisik Lee. By securing his first individual medal, a bronze, at the Rio 2016 Olympics, he had accomplished a dream 20 years in the making.

“I’ve medaled at everything now,” said Ellison, who also has won Olympic team medals, world championship and Pan American Games individual medals, and World Cup Final titles. “I have an individual Olympic medal — and we haven’t had one in a long time.”

Ellison is the first U.S. archer to win an individual medal since Vic Wunderle won silver at the Sydney 2000 Games. Ellison also won team silver earlier this week and at the London 2012 Games.

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U.S. Men’s Archery Team Hungry For Olympic Gold After A Near Miss 4 Years Ago

RIO DE JANEIRO — Jake Kaminski still thinks about the gold medal that got away at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Kaminski was a part of the U.S. Olympic Men’s Archery Team that secured a surprising semifinal win against then-defending champion South Korea. The win was overshadowed by a close defeat against Italy after the last arrow missed the scoring target by three-eighths of an inch.

“I don’t think I am still over it yet,” said Kaminski, 27. “…Medaling at all is totally unexpected and is so important to the impact on my life. At this point, I am still wishing it was gold, but I’m not stressing about it.”

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