5 things you missed at the Rio Olympics on Saturday, Aug. 6

Over as soon it started

French gymnast Samir Ait Said suffered a gruesome leg injury on his vault landing Saturday. He waved to the crowd before he was stretchered off, but that’s when things got worse.

The first medal goes to

American shooter Ginny Thrasher, who deserves a medal for her name alone. The 19-year-old wasn’t even one of the favorites to medal, but she set an Olympic record in the women’s 10-meter air rifle event.

U.S. women’s soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo

U.S. women’s soccer goalkeeper Hope Solo was, again, the target of taunts from the Brazilian crowd after expressing her fears of the Zika virus in the buildup to the Games. The jeers got louder throughout Saturday’s game against France after a steady chorus of “Zika” chants welcomed Solo in the U.S. women’s opener vs. New Zealand. Solo, though, has said she’s trying to start a family and is justifiably concerned, but that hardly means the Brazilians are going to relent.

Speaking of winning


You can’t simply refer to a 57-point victory as a win. That’s a dispiriting beatdown the U.S. men’s basketball team handed to China. You can get a feel for the entire 12-team field here. Or you can see how 6-11 DeAndre Jordan dwarfs 4-6 gymnast Ragan Smith here.

Ledecky medals, but it’s not the one she was looking for

After swimming the fastest time among her teammates in the women’s 4×100 freestyle heat Saturday morning, Katie Ledecky and company finished second to the Australians, who set a world record.




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