What is the Value of a 2016 Olympic Gold Medal?

Carla Harmon
August 12, 2016

All athletes competing at the Rio Olympics are gunning for the gold. Michael Phelps, who has taken home the most medals in Olympics history, will face off with Tamás Kenderesi of Hungary in the men's-200 meter butterfly final at 9:28 p.m. Kenderesi won both his heat and semifinal in the event.

Micale said the criticism could hurt future generations of Brazilian players who dream of being on the national soccer team.

Nine Olympic sports will be awarding 15 gold medals Tuesday at the Rio Olympics, and the competitions include four big battles in the pool and the ever-dazzling women's team gymnastics title.

The Japanese men topped Russian Federation in the team finals to take gold on Monday.

"That's when you really start to close down your bubble and become more inwardly focused", she said.


Thrasher launched the United States' gold rush and her own "whirlwind media tour" by winning the women's 10-meter air rifle on Saturday, setting an Olympic scoring record in doing so. Gold medal winners can expect to pay upwards of $ $9,900 in takes on the $25,000. She is the world record holder for the 4×100-meter freestyle.

Duncan Scott finished fifth in the final of the men's 100m freestyle and there was a British record for Molly Renshaw in the semi-finals of the women's 200m breaststroke.

Gold broker Dillon Gage wrote in a blog post, "The last time the Olympic Games handed out solid gold medals was a hundred years ago at the 1912 Summer Games in Stockholm, Sweden".

Today, team United States of America women's soccer advances to the quarterfinals.

Beginning at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, viewers will be able to watch live swimming finals and the women's team gymnastics final. Boos were heard when the Brazil men were held to a 0-0 draw by Iraq.


South Korea's Kim Jin-yi, background, and Choi Su-min stop the Netherlands' Nycke Groot during a women's preliminary handball match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. The U.S. team will be looking for another medal tonight in the men's 100-freestyle.

With just a single medal added to the nation's tally on day three by the evening hours, Team USA's swimmers hit the pool to contest four final races and came away with an impressive six podium placements.

Britain beat New Zealand 21-19 earlier on Wednesday and the All Blacks exited the competition against favourites Fiji.

Medals in kayak, cycling, diving, fencing, gymnastics, judo, rowing, shooting, swimming, table tennis and weightlifting will also create some major changes in the medal count on Day 5.


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