Twitter Recap: America Rules Twitterverse on Night 7

The United States has seriously asserted its dominance in the pool during these Olympic Games, and tonight was no different.

Maya Dirado was perhaps the biggest surprise of the night, upsetting Iron Lady Katinka Hosszu and grabbing the 200 back gold for the USA.

Anthony Ervin was certainly not expected to win gold, either– he and Dirado were big wildcards who cashed in big tonight.

Michael Phelps was defeated in the 200 fly not by his rival Chad Le Clos, but by Joseph Schooling of Singapore.

Oh. And how could we forget Katie Ledecky smashing her 2nd WR of the week, posting an unreal 8:04.79 in the 800 free? Check out everything on Twitter from tonight, and earlier today, below:

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michael phelps was defeated in the 100 fly not the 200 fly

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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