Checking in on Missy Franklin, Mallory Pugh and the rest of Colorado’s Olympians in Rio

You’ve been watching as much as you can, I’m sure, but it’s not easy to keep up.

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2016 Rio Olympics opening ceremony team USA (U.S. Army/Flickr)

Opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics in Rio. (U.S. Army/Flickr)

We’re one week into the Rio Olympics, and it’s already been a wild and inspiring ride.

Michael Phelps has now earned more gold medals than 56 countries and more than any Olympian, ever. Two incredible women named Simone took home gold medals. Simone Biles is the first woman in 20 years to win back-to-back world and Olympic all-around titles. Simone Manuel set an Olympic record in the 100-meter freestyle and became the first African-American woman to win an individual Olympic swimming event.

I’m crying all over my keyboard just writing about it.

But how are Colorado’s Olympians doing? You’ve been watching as much as you can, I’m sure, but it’s not easy to keep up. Here’s where they stand on Day 7:

Mara Abbott

From: Boulder
Sport: Cycling

Abbott finished fourth in the women’s road race with a time of 3:51:31 on Day 2. She missed medaling by just four seconds.

Boris Berrian

From: Colorado Springs
Sport: Track and field (800 meters)

Berrian finished sixth in Round 1 of the men’s 800 meters with a time of 1:45.87, good enough to send him to the semifinal tomorrow at 7:17 p.m. (MT).

Hillary Bor

From: Colorado Springs
Sport: Track and field (steeplechase)

Bore will run the men’s 3,000-meter steeplechase at 7:25 a.m. on Monday.

Emma Coburn

From: Boulder
Sport: Track and field (steeplechase)

Emma competes at 7:05 a.m. tomorrow in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase.

Janay DeLoach Soukup

From: Fort Collins
Sport: Track and field (long jump)

DeLoach Soukup’s event isn’t up until Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Mason Finley

From: Buena Vista
Sport: Track and field (discus)

Finley came in sixth in the qualifiers, throwing the discus 63.68 meters. He’ll compete in the finals tomorrow at 7:50 a.m.

Missy Franklin

From: Centennial
Sport: Swimming (200 free, 200 back, 4 x 200 free relay)

Franklin — the world record holder in the 200-meter backstroke — had a very tough time in Rio. She did not make it to the finals in any of her races and was replaced on the 4×200 freestyle relay, which the U.S. won.

On the bright side for Franklin, she does get a gold medal for swimming that race in the prelims, and the incredible Katinka Hozzsú has not broken her record (yet).

Adeline Gray

From: Denver
Sport: Freestyle wrestling

Gray begins competition on Thursday, Aug. 18. The time isn’t set yet.

Howard Grotts

From: Durango
Sport: Mountain biking

Look for Grotts in the men’s cross-country mountain biking race at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21.

Lindsey Horan and Mallory Pugh

From: Golden and Highlands Ranch
Sport: Soccer

The U.S. Women’s National Team was eliminated Friday in a game against Sweden. It’s the first the team hasn’t taken home a medal time since 1996.

But along the way, Pugh became the youngest U.S. women’s soccer player ever to score a goal in the Olympics. She’s 18.

Leonard Korir

From: Colorado Springs
Sport: Track and field (10,000 meters)

Korir is headed to the finals of the 10,000 meters tomorrow at 6:27 p.m.

Taylor Phinney

From: Boulder
Sport: Cycling

Phinney finished 22nd with a time of 1:17:25 in the men’s road race on Day 5.

Ben Pinkelman

From: Centennial
Sport: Rugby

The U.S. men beat Spain 24-12 yesterday to finish ninth in rugby sevens.

Jillion Potter

From: Denver
Sport: Rugby

The U.S. women fared a little better. They beat Spain 19-5 on Day 3 to finish fifth in rugby sevens.

Ben Provisor

From: Colorado Springs
Sport: Greco-Roman wrestling

Provisor will wrestle in the 85 kg weight class on Monday, Aug. 15, at a time to be determined.

Jenny Simpson

From: Boulder
Sport: Track and field (1,500 meters)

Simpson will run in Round 1 of the women’s 1,500 today at 5:30 p.m.

Clark Smith

From: Denver
Sport: Swimming (4×200 relay)

Smith won gold for the 4×200 relay.

“But I watched that,” you’re saying, “and I didn’t see him.”

Well, Smith only swam in the prelim, so he earned his gold by helping get the team to the finals. He and three others were replaced, and only Ryan Lochte swam in both the prelim and the final.

Robby Smith

From: Colorado Springs
Sport: Greco-Roman wrestling

Smith competes in the 130 kg weight class on Monday, Aug. 15.

Chloe Woodruff

From: Boulder
Sport: Mountain biking

Woodruff will compete in the cross-country mountain bike race at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20.