Carmelo Anthony of the USA and team mate Kyrie Irving celebrate.
Carmelo Anthony of the USA and team mate Kyrie Irving celebrate.Reuters

The United States has been doing great at the Rio Olympics 2016 so far, with the country having garnered a total of 12 medals – 3 gold, 5 silver and 4 bronze. Michael Phelps, the flag bearer of the U.S. at the 2016 Summer Olympics Parade of Nations, even broke his own record of maximum number of gold medals.

The swimmer won his 19th gold medal when the U.S. team for Men's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay came first at Olympics. The other members of the team were Nathan Adrian, Caeleb Dressel, Anthony Ervin, Ryan Held and Blake Pieroni. While at the podium, the veteran Phelps told his teary-eyed teammates to let their emotions flow.

Dressel told the press, "Michael just said to let it out, let it go, to take my time to enjoy the moment... I tried to tell myself I wasn't going to cry. I was too tired to cry. But as soon as I heard that national anthem play the tears rolled down my face. I just couldn't hold back."

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Other big winners at the Olympics include shooter Virginia Thrasher and swimmer Katie Ledecky. See the complete list of winners from the U.S. as of Day 2 of the Rio Olympics here:

Name Sport Event Medal 
Virginia Thrasher  Shooting Women's 10 m air rifle Gold
Katie Ledecky  Swimming  Women's 400 m freestyle Gold
Nathan Adrian, Caeleb Dressel, Anthony Ervin, Ryan Held, Michael Phelps, Blake Pieroni Swimming  Men's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay Gold 
Brady Ellison, Zach Garrett,Jake Kaminski  Archery  Men's Team Silver
Chase Kalisz  Swimming  Men's 400 m individual medley Silver
Maya DiRado  Swimming  Women's 400 m individual medley Silver
Amanda Weir, Lia Neal, Allison Schmitt, Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel, Abbey Weitzeil,Dana Vollmer  Swimming Women's 4 × 100 m freestyle relay Silver
Alexander Massialas  Fencing  Men's foil Silver
Corey Cogdell Shooting Women's trap   Bronze 
Dana Vollmer  Swimming  Women's 100 m butterfly Bronze
Cody Miller  Swimming  Men's 100 m breaststroke  Bronze 
Leah Smith  Swimming  Women's 400 metre freestyle Bronze

Americans are obviously ecstatic about their country's performance at the Olympics and many of them took to social media to express their pride. Here is how some of the celebrities showed their support to the sportspersons representing their country in Rio:

And the support will continue on for the coming days of the Rio Olympics 2016 as well, as shown by Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher.

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