Today in Sports History: August 12

By Jonah Sharf On August 12, 2016, American swimming legend Katie Ledecky won her fourth gold medal and fifth medal overall of the Rio Summer Olympics by winning the 800 meter freestyle. Her total of four gold medals and one silver medal made her the most decorated female US athlete at a single Olympics, and…

Today in Sports History: August 2

By Jonah Sharf On August 2, 2012, day 6 of the London Summer Olympics, legendary swimmer Michael Phelps won the gold medal in the men’s 200 meter individual medley. With the close win over American teammate Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps became the first male swimmer to win the same event in three successive Olympics, and…