Team USA leads the Rio Olympics with a whopping 75 medals, and these Minnesota athletes are doing their part. From Minnesota Lynx star Maya Moore to rower Megan Kalmoe, we check in with the Minnesota contingent as the second week of competition gets underway. The following athletes are either competing currently or have completed their events, while Ben Blankenship (distance runner), Kiana Eide (rhythmic gymnastics), Gwen Jorgensen (triathlon), Hassan Mead (distance runner) and Alise Post (BMX) will compete this week.
Paula Lynn Obanana, doubles badminton
Obanana and partner Eva Lee were eliminated in three matches in Group B of the women's badminton tournament, falling to South Korea, Denmark and China, all in straight sets.
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Seimone Augustus, basketball
A two-time gold medalist following wins in London and Rio, Augustus is well on her way to a third after a dominant showing in pool play. Team USA rolled Group B, upending Spain, Serbia, Canada and China by a combined score of 399-260. Augustus is averaging 5.6 points per game, and ranks fourth on the team with 17 assists.
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Sylvia Fowles, basketball
Another two-time gold medalist, Fowles is tied for the team lead with a .720 field-goal percentage and is averaging 9.6 points per game so far.
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Maya Moore, basketball
Moore has been a dominant defender so far for Team USA, racking up 13 steals while dishing out 22 assists and averaging 9.6 points per game. Moore registered eight of Team USA's record 40 helpers in a 105-62 win over China, a career high for the Lynx veteran in Olympic play.
Lindsay Whalen, basketball
Whalen is averaging 6.2 points per game and picked up an Olympic career-high six assists against China.
Kelly Catlin, track cycling
Catlin competed alongside Sarah Hammer, Chloe Dygert and Jennifer Valente in the team pursuit portion of the track cycling competition, winning a silver medal. The U.S. team finished with a time of 4:12.454, just over two seconds behind Great Britain.
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Andy Bisek, Greco-Roman wrestling
Bisek and his stunning facial hair were eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Greco-Roman wrestling tournament, falling 3-0 to Croatia's Bozo Starcevic. After earning a bye in the first round Bisek defeated Cuba's Yurisandy Hernandez, but was eliminated with Starcevic fell to eventual gold medalist Roman Vlasov in the finals.
Megan Kalmoe, rowing
Kalmoe teamed up with Adrienne Martelli, Tracy Eissner and Grace Latz to take fifth in the women's quadruple sculls. Germany won gold with a time of 6:49.39, followed by the Netherlands and Poland. Kalmoe commented on the loss on Twitter, apologizing for what she saw as a poor performance. "This is hard way to go out, because I don't feel this performance reflects everything our team has gone through together," she said. "I am sorry."
Garrett Bender, rugby
Bender and the U.S. finished ninth in the men's rugby sevens tournament, topping Spain 24-12 in their final match. After losing their opening match against Argentina the U.S. bounced back for a win over Brazil, before losing to eventual winner Fiji.
Katie Johnson, rugby
Johnson and the U.S. women's rugby sevens team finished fifth in the sport's Olympic debut, defeating France 19-5 in the fifth-place match. The U.S. advanced to the quarterfinals after drawing with world No. 1 Australia in pool play, before falling 5-0 to New Zealand. Johnson made headlines early on, leveling Australian speedster Ellia Green just minutes into the match.
David Plummer, swimming
Plummer helped keep the United States' tradition of backstroke dominance alive in Rio, finishing third with a time of 51.4 seconds in the 100-meter race behind countryman Ryan Murphy, who won gold. The men's final has featured an American on the podium in all but three Olympic games since 1908, while the U.S. has won the event in the last six Olympics.
Heather Miller-Koch, heptathlon
Miller-Koch won her heat in the final event of the women's heptathlon -- the 800-meter run -- with a time of 2 minutes, 6.82 seconds, finishing in 18th place overall with 6,213 points.