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Top 10 medal-winning moments from Rio

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The U.S. Olympic team came away with 121 medals during the Rio games that concluded on Sunday. Among those were 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze. They won golds in 14 different sports that included ending long droughts in certain events. Of the 121 medals, 77 came from swimming, track and field and gymnastics. Some of the medal-winning performances stand out among some of the others. At the risk of slighting medal-winning performances, here is this observer’s top 10…

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Michael Phelps feeling grateful after latest golden haul

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Michael Phelps took to Instagram after an emotional night at the Olympic Aquatics Center in which he upped his gold medal total to 21 with two enthralling wins, one avenging a stinging loss at the 2012 London Games. The 31-year-old Phelps held on for a victory in the 200-meter butterfly, edging a field that included Chad le Clos, the winner in London. He got to meet some of his U.S. teammates afterward, perhaps the only athletes as famous as he is.…

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