The United States closed out the final weekend at the Rio Olympics with gold medals in women’s and men’s basketball, and Gwen Jorgensen earned the country its first gold in the triathlon. Jamaican star Usain Bolt also won his ninth gold medal to complete a sweep in all three of his events in the last three Summer Games.
Social media celebrated the big wins that earned medals for Lynx standouts Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore, Seimone Augustus, Sylvia Fowles and coach Cheryl Reeve, and St. Paul’s Jorgensen.
Big congratulations to @gwenjorgensen for her Gold Medal in Rio— Darius Rucker (@dariusrucker) August 20, 2016
This Group Is Golden.— Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) August 20, 2016
Congrats to Maya, Whay, Mone, Syl & Coach Reeve!
Congrats #USABWNT on your Olympic Gold Medal. You continue to set a new standard every time you step on the court. USA!!!— Mia Hamm (@MiaHamm) August 21, 2016
Congrats Women!!! Great to see y'all dominate #USABWNT— DeAndre Jordan (@deandrejordan6) August 21, 2016
Congratulations on your 6th straight gold #USABWNT! ������������— Chris Paul (@CP3) August 20, 2016
Congrats 2 @usabasketball taking care of business & getting the Gold! Go down the line, they all put in the sacrifice & work 2 get it done!— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) August 21, 2016
Congrats @usabasketball for bringing USA another gold.����— Dwight Howard (@DwightHoward) August 21, 2016
Triple-Triple. pic.twitter.com/toNVsS7hif— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 20, 2016