Olympic Roundup: In the Pool and on the Mat, the U.S. Can’t Be Stopped

Gymnasts, Phelps and Ledecky pile up the gold

It was another successful night for the U.S. on Tuesday, as Team USA continues to lead the total medal count and hold an edge over China in gold medals. Here's a look at the most important stories for marketers from the last 24 hours of the Olympics:

Medal Count: Team USA Maintains Gold Lead Over China

After briefly dropping below China in total gold medal wins, Team USA returned to the top (and cemented its overall medal lead) by the end of Tuesday, thanks to big wins in swimming and gymnastics. Michael Phelps beat Chad le Clos in the 200-meter butterfly and won the 4x200m freestyle relay one hour later, bringing him his 20th and 21st career gold medals. Breakout star Katie Ledecky picked up her third Olympic gold medal in the 200-meter freestyle, besting Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom. (SB Nation)

Here's the leaderboard as it stood going into Wednesday:

1. United States: 26

2. China: 17

3. Japan: 14

4. Russia: 12

5. Italy / Australia: 9

The U.S. 'Final Five' of Gymnastics Absolutely Trounced the Competition

The U.S. women's gymnastics team is the best in the world, a standing confirmed on Tuesday when the "Final Five," as they call themselves, won team gold after competing with a staggeringly high margin of victory of 8.209 points, the largest since 2006. Russia took silver, and China bronze. (NBC Olympics)

Serena Williams Knocked Out of Olympics

Serena Williams is done at the Olympics, as the U.S. tennis star lost in the round of 16 against Elina Svitolina of Ukraine on Tuesday. It was the first time Williams lost at the Olympics, and she appeared emotional, yelling at herself and shaking her head. (The New York Times)

A Parenting Site Struck Viral Gold With an Adorable, Amazing Video

Parenting website Fatherly's Facebook video about "future Olympians" and the parents who encourage them has become a viral hit, with more than 33 million views. The site said it wanted to help highlight the important role fathers play in the lives of young athletes. (Adweek)

Google Trends' Olympics Hub Lets You See What Users Are Searching For

Google Trends' Olympics Hub lets you search by Olympic Games, sports and athletes. Pages show the most-search athletes in each sport, top questions related to the sport, and more. (SocialTimes)

Men Are Posting About Olympics Brands on Social Media Twice as Often as Women

Research from Sprinklr shows that Summer Olympics sponsors have seen a total of 70,769 mentions on social media, and men are mentioning these brands significantly more than women. Samsung, Coca-Cola and McDonald's are seeing the best results on Twitter, while hashtags from Omega and Visa have performed extremely well. (Adweek)

NBC Olympics Torched Its Monday Night Competition

Linear viewership was down from both 2012 and 2008 for NBC's Monday night Olympics coverage, according to final live plus same-day numbers. However, average prime time minute viewing across broadcast, cable and digital from Monday came in at 31.5 million total viewers, 2.6 million more than the original prime-time average on linear. (Adweek)

A Look at How Olympics Advertisers Are Spending TV and Digital Ad Dollars

MediaRadar reviewed how brands are spending their advertising dollars on TV and digital for the Olympics. Among its conclusions: 44 brands have placed native ads so far, and 10 brands were active across all TV and digital (including Geico, Verizon Fios, Walmart, Lincoln, Nationwide and Dunkin' Donuts). (Adweek)