The United States achieved the most medals in the Tokyo Olympics 2021 for any country as the Summer Games comes to an end. It is also closely taking home more gold medals than any other nation after beating China in the gold medal total for much of the games. Moreover, the United States earned one hundred and thirteen medals, which includes thirty-nine gold medals, forty-one silver, and thirty-three bronze.
Final Olympic medal count in Tokyo. United States collects the top gold medal count for the third Olympic Games in a row!
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On the other hand, China stands in the second position with a total of eighty-eight medals, which includes thirty-eight gold medals. Afterward, the Russian Olympic Committee, Great Britain, and Japan stand in third, fourth, and fifth positions with a total of seventy-one, sixty-five, and fifty-eight medals, respectively. As late as Sunday, the United States was one gold medal behind China, but finally, the winnings of U.S. in women’s basketball, women’s volleyball, and cycling overturn the whole scene.
Some of the most prominent American gold medalists in the current Tokyo Olympics include swimmers Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel, Sunisa Lee, who won all-around completion of women in gymnastics, the men’s basketball team, women’s beach volleyball players Alix Klineman and April Ross, and the United States women’s track medalists Dalilah Muhammad, Sydney McLaughlin, and Allyson Felix.
Other Countries Who Set Record in 2021 Tokyo Olympics
Besides the United States’ top-ranking win in Tokyo Games, CNN reports Brazil, Chinese Taipei, New Zealand, Italy, Netherlands, Japan, and Turkey also made records for the most medals those nations earned at an Olympic Games. In addition, Burkina Faso, Turkmenistan, and San Marino also won Olympic medals for the first time in Tokyo Olympics, and ninety-four countries earned medals in total.
In total, the United States won one thousand and sixty-one gold medals in the Olympic Games – the most number of gold medals of any nation – after coming into Tokyo with one thousand and twenty-two golds. Furthermore, the U.S.A. typically leads in medals at the Olympics, with NBC News reporting the nation surpassed the medal count in fifteen of the twenty-seven Summer Games since 1896.
According to NBC, it is the seventh consecutive time the United States led the Olympic medal count. However, its medal haul is still below where I was during the Rio Olympics of 2016, where the United States earned one hundred and twenty-one medals, including forty-six gold medals. Part of the reason for the United States taking home fewer gold medals this current season.