Pool Turns Green; Phelps Goes On To Win His 20th and 21st Gold Medal At Olympics, Williams Bows Out, Syrian Athlete Gets Standing Ovation

Serena Williams came out to address her post-match news conference and said that she was disappointed with her performance. She stated that she did have a great opportunity to make things work out, but the better player had won the match. Serena Williams was participating in the doubles as well along with her sister Venus Williams, but they lost in the first round.

USA Today reported that Serena Williams wanted to represent the USA in the Olympics and was glad to have fulfilled her goal. She is indeed sorry for not performing well enough to secure a medal, though. Williams said that the experience representing her country in the Olympics was awesome.

Rio Olympics is the first one where the Syrian athletes got the chance to showcase their talent. Rami Anis got a standing ovation from the crowd when he set his personal best in the 100m freestyle.

He clocked in 54.25 seconds and finished 54th among 59 swimmers at the event. He said his dream had come true. Anis stated that he wants to let the world know that the Syrians haven’t lost their hope even after suffering injustice in the hands of the world.

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