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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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Brazilians pick on Kerri Walsh Jennings to advance in beach volleyball

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It was painful to watch. You do not wish to see legends go out on a downer. Kerri Walsh Jennings is certainly a legend in beach volleyball. The loss she and her partner suffered at the hands of Brazilians Agatha and Barbara was in many ways self-inflicted. That is not to take anything away from the Brazilians, who swept both sets 22-20 and 21-18. They played spectacularly, advancing to tonight’s gold medal match against Germany. Walsh Jennings was not herself…

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