The 23-year-old became an Olympic sensation as a teen during the 2012 London games, where she broke a world record and became the first woman to win four gold medals in a single Olympics in any sport.
Forsyth County native Kathleen Baker won a silver medal in the backstroke at the Rio Olympics two years ago.
The U.S. is now No. 2, behind Germany and ahead of France, England and Canada. The American squad has been ranked in the top two spots since FIFA created the world rankings for women back in 2003.
There was a "systematic and centralised cover up and manipulation of the doping control process" in Russia, an investigation found. The report includes thousands of documents as evidence.
"The atmosphere in the arena was amazing and for everyone to cheer and chant along, it gets you more pumped," Simone Biles said after winning the Olympics' all-around finals.
Katie Ledecky won a gold medal in the women's 200-meter freestyle at Rio's Summer Olympics Tuesday, in a race that was close — but not as close as the one Michael Phelps swam.
After the Olympic flame was lit in Maracana, it was moved to a historic district in the heart of Rio. It burns there now, and it's attracting thousands of people.
This isn't the first time the U.S. men's basketball team is staying outside the Athletes' Village where most Olympians will be housed in Rio.
The request for arbitration had been filed by the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 track and field athletes who were declared ineligible for the Olympic Games in Rio.
"The findings of the report show a shocking and unprecedented attack on the integrity of sport and on the Olympic Games," IOC President Thomas Bach says of a WADA investigation.