Incredible Gold Medal Streaks on the Line in Rio

The South Korean women’s archery team will go for its eighth straight gold medal in Rio.

Um, what?

To even compete in multiple Olympics is incredible. To win gold at all is incredible, to win three in a row even more so. So, for a team or individual to take home three or more consecutive golds, there might not even be a word for that.  

Needless to say, it’s a rare combination of longevity and brilliance that leads to such Olympic gold medal streaks. 

Several teams and athletes are sitting on back-to-back golds and will go for their third straight in Rio, but even fewer will go for their fourth or greater consecutive win.

Keep an eye on these gold medal streaks in August. History is on the line.

Medal information courtesy of Sports Reference/Olympic Sports. 

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