Ever since the 2012 London Summer Olympics, when track and field’s Allyson Felix used part of a post-race interview to note that she’d been binge-watching Scandal in her down time between events, I’ve been #TeamFelix.
An American runner who understands the benefit of huge detours through Shondaland? Felix is my kind of people.
So that’s why, even though I understand that Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas won gold in the women’s 400 meter dash because her torso crossed the finish line seven hundredths of a second before Felix’s foot did, I feel like I want to hire Olivia Pope & Associates to, y’know, handle the situation so it comes out in Felix’s favor.
But until I can Kickstart the kind of cash that’ll buy Olivia a new white cashmere trench, I’ll have to be content with the knowledge that Felix’s 49.51-second finish earned her a silver medal in the event, giving her her seventh win and making her the most decorated woman in American track-and-field history. (Jamaica’s Shericka Jackson took the bronze in 49.85.)
Here are some other buzzed-about moments from Day 10 of the Rio games:
* An uneven turn threw off American gymnast Simone Biles’ equilibrium during the balance beam event, causing her to nearly fall and putting her in third place for the bronze medal. Teammate Laurie Hernandez took silver in the event, with Sanne Wevers of the Netherlands nabbing gold.
* Kenyan David Rudisha nabbed gold in the 800 meter, defeating his closest competition — Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria, who took silver — with an amazing, all-out back half of the race. Clayton Murphy of the United States earned the bronze.
* The women’s 10,000 meter open water marathon swim ended in dramatic fashion: After Sharon van Rouwendaal of the Netherlands took first place and the gold medal, France’s Aurelie Muller was disqualified for unsportsmanlike behavior for swimming over third place finisher Rachele Bruni of Italy at the finish line. Bruni then moved to second — taking home the silver — and Brazil’s Poliana Okimoto got bronze despite finishing fourth.
What was your favorite moment of this day of Olympic competition? What are you most looking forward to in the games? Let us know in the comments!