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Who won the most Olympic gold medals in swimming? Tokyo 2021 Games final medal count

Olympic swimming has come to an end after eight exciting days of action. This year, there was no singular swimmer who dominated the world stage the way Michael Phelps did every time he hit the water, but American Caeleb Dressel was close. Dressel racked up many medals, collecting five in total, all gold, and Katie Ledecky took two golds and one silver on her third trip to the Summer Olympics. The United States, as expected, took the most medals overall, but it was a close fight for the most gold medals between the United States and Australia. Sporting News tracked who had the most gold medals and which nations led the overall tally. MORE: Katie Ledecky Says Her Olympic Career Is Not OverWhich swimmers won the most gold medals?In all, 13 swimmers won multiple gold medals, but two swi...
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Bobby Finke, Lydia Jacoby and more – Team USA has been full of extraordinary swimmers at the 2021 Olympics

American swimming fans knew coming to the 2021 Tokyo Olympics that there were some swimmers they could count on for medals. There was Katie Ledecky, the most successful female swimmer of all time. There was Caeleb Dressel, the fastest sprinter in the world. There was Ryan Murphy, who won both races on the backstroke at the 2016 Olympics. There was Simone Manuel, one of the most dominant freestyle swimmers in the world. And there was Lilly King, world record holder in the 100 meter breaststroke and reigning Olympic gold medalist in the race. But each year, new talents cycle and help the United States in its quest to earn more medals than any other nation in swimming. This year, especially with swimmers like Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Maya DiRado and Missy Franklin not on the Americ...
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Rise of covid-19 in unvaccinated people is just beginning

Delta variant would spread as easily as chickenpox 0:50 (CNN) -- With the recent rise in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations due to the spread of the highly communicable delta variant, health experts and officials expect the increase in cases to worsen as large segments of the country remain unvaccinated. "We're going to see this big, abrupt acceleration," Dr. Peter Hotez, co-director of the Center for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital, told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Friday. "As bad as things are now in the south, they are about to get worse for many unvaccinated people." Officials in southern states, where vaccination rates have generally lagged behind other parts of the country, are work...
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Twitter outraged that US volleyball suffers controversial loss to Canada after challenge revocation

Team USA's beach volleyball team suffered a controversial loss to Canada in the knockout stages of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. The American pair of Kelly Claes and Sarah Sponcil, ranked third in the world by the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB), won the first set 24-22. They then gave up a 10-4 lead in the second set, in which Canadians Brandie Wilkerson and Heather Bansley, ranked 16th, finally won 21-18. That sent the match into the fateful third set, with the winning team needing just 15 points to advance. Claes and Sponcil were behind Canada 12-11 in the final set: Officials initially ruled out a Sponcil serve on Team USA, giving Canada a 13-11 lead. But Team USA challenged the decision, prompting a reversal of the decision and giving the United States the ...
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Vanilla: a sweet anti-inflammatory remedy to improve gut health and mood

Vanilla is a great ally to improve digestive, intestinal, immune and brain health. Photo: Photo of Somben Chea in Pexels / Pexels Vanilla is much more than one of the most popular and favorite flavors of all time. While for some it has a reputation for being simple or boring, now is the time to clarify something: Vanilla is a medicinal treasure and is packed with natural flavor. Its unique combination of floral and caramel notes is so pronounced that it consumes the senses with a simple touch, its flavor is versatile and combines perfectly with sweet, salty and savory foods. Today we know that limiting it to a simple "ice cream flavor" is a big mistake that it is time to put aside. The truth is that the advantages of vanilla go beyond the ta...
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High five! The magnificent Dressel takes the fifth gold to crown a historic Olympic performance | Tokyo 2020 Olympics

American Caeleb Dressel has won his fifth Tokyo Games gold medal, finishing off one of the greatest performances in Olympic history.Dressel swam the butterfly leg as the Americans set a world record in the 4x100 meter medley relay with a time of 3 min 26.78 sec. That dwarfs the 3: 27.28 mark they set at the 2009 world championships in Rome in rubber suits.Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew and Zach Apple joined Dressel on the winning team. That ensured the Americans closed out the swimming competition with another gold in a race they never lost at the Olympics.Early in the session, Dressel won the 50 freestyle for his third singles title of the games, navigating a relatively easy victory in the frantic race from one end of the pool to the other and hitting an Olympic record of 21.07 seconds....
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The eviction moratorium expires this Saturday, without an approved extension

Legal debate on the moratorium on evictions 2:02 (CNN) -- A moratorium on eviction for tenants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is set to expire this Saturday night, after the House of Representatives suspended the session for recess. August without approving an extension. Democratic leaders scrambled throughout Friday to try to find enough votes to extend the moratorium beyond the July 31 deadline, but to no avail. Just after 6:00 p.m. ET on Friday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer tried to pass a bill to extend the eviction moratorium by unanimous consent, but it was rejected by Republicans. The Chamber rose shortly after. Last month, the Supreme Court allowed the CDC's order to r...
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Why Swimming is the Best Sports for the Brain

Seena MathewThe Conversation*13 minutesImage source, ReutersIt's no secret that aerobic exercise can help prevent some of the effects of aging. But a growing body of research suggests that swimming may provide a unique boost to brain health.Swimming regularly improves memory, cognitive function, immune response and mood. Swimming can also help repair stress damage and forge new neural connections in the brain.But scientists are still trying to figure out how and why this particular activity produces these beneficial effects on the brain.As a brain physiology neurobiologist, fitness enthusiast, and mother, I spend hours at the local pool during the summer. It is not unusual to see children splashing and swimming happily while their parents sunbathe in the distance. Even I have been one ...
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Iván Pedroso and Teddy Tamgho: “If you’re not hungry, look for it” | Olympic Games 2021

The story is known and speaks in a certain way of a force that is destiny, and it is not only destiny, but the desire that accelerates it and makes it inevitable. Yulimar Rojas (world record holder indoor triple jump, 15.43m) was 16 years old when he saw Teddy Tamgho win the 2013 World Cup in Moscow and go running to hug his coach, Iván Pedroso. At that moment, the Venezuelan decided what she wanted to be in life, a triple jumper, and who would lead her to be the best. Eight years later, the three of them, the Venezuelan jumper, who is already world champion, Teddy Tamgho, who has already become a coach and guide to the favorite of the Games, the athlete from Burkina Faso Hughes Zango (18.07m, world record in covered track), one of the only seven that in history have jumped more than...
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United States vs. Mexico: time, television channel, transmission of the final of the CONCACAF Gold Cup between USMNT and El Tri

Forget an instant classic. The 2021 Gold Cup final between the United States and Mexico could turn into a classic beating if the gap in the rosters manifests itself on the field of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. While the U.S. national team roster doesn't include many of the Europe-based regulars, Mexico's roster is close to a full squad outside of the key players involved with Mexico's Olympic side in Tokyo. But this USA team has still managed to find a way to win matches during this Gold Cup, relying on defense (one goal allowed), Matt Turner's great goal, and generally making their way into tough matches of the knockout round against Jamaica and Qatar. Despite their stronger squad, Mexico started the tournament slow and struggled to overtake Canada in the semifinals. But when the...