San Francisco Chronicle
Highlighting performances of athletes with Bay Area and Northern California ties at the Olympics:
Katie Ledecky (Stanford), swimming: Closed out her grueling Olympic program with a third straight victory in the 800 freestyle. Ledecky finished with two golds, two silvers and a fifthplace finish.
Abbey Weitzeil (Cal), swimming: Advanced to the final of the women’s 50-meter freestyle with a semifinal time of 24.19 seconds.
Simone Manuel (Stanford), swimming: Failed to advance from the semifinals of the 50meter freestyle. At the 2016 Rio Games, Manuel became the first Black American woman to win an individual swimming gold medal in the 100 freestyle. She also claimed a silver in the 50 free. Maggie Steffens (Danville, Stanford), water polo: Broke the Olympics career scoring record with four goals in the Americans’ 18-5 win over Hungary. She now has 49 goals, two more than the previous mark set by Italy’s Tania Di Mario.
Megan Rapinoe (Redding), soccer: Converted the clinching penalty kick in a shootout against the Netherlands to advance the U.S. to the semifinals.
Joe Ryan (San Anselmo), baseball: The Drake High School graduate earned the win in the U.S. opener against Israel, allowing one run and five hits in six innings with three strikeouts.