DETROIT – Overall Team USA has 73 Olympic medals and 47 of those have been won by female athletes.
Swimmers with ties to Michigan Annie Lazor and Catie DeLoof brought home bronze. Allen Park’s Amanda Chidester won silver with Team USA softball. Berkley resident Katherine Nye became the first American woman to win silver at the Olympic games for weightlifting.
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Metro Detroit hurdler returns to Olympics after becoming a mother
Tiffany Porter has had an 11-year track and field career -- from high school to the University of Michigan to around the world.
At first, it was about being the fastest, the strongest, the first across the line. But that has since changed.
“My husband and I knew after the 2016 Rio Olympics that we wanted to start growing our family,” she said. “I went into that knowing that I may not ever get back to my elite athlete status ever again.”