2016 Rio Olympics

2016 Rio Olympics Medal Count update: USA still on top, Great Britain overtakes China in second place

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Team USA has been on top of the medal race for almost two weeks already. They continue to lead this 2016 Rio Olympics medal count update by a wide margin over other countries. The country has tallied 31 golds, 32 silvers and 31 bronze medals with a total of 94 medals in Rio so far.

Great Britain has taken the second spot in this medal count update. They have overtaken China by having more silvers than the latter. The British team is currently tied with the Chinese squad with 19 golds apiece. However, Great Britain has 20 silver medals as compared to 15 of China.

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These are the top 10 nations in this 2016 Rio Olympics medal count update:

COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
UNITED STATES 35 33 32 100
GREAT BRITAIN 22 21 13 56
CHINA 20 16 22 58
GERMANY 13 8 11 32
RUSSIA 12 15 17 44
JAPAN 12 6 18 36
FRANCE 8 12 13 33
ITALY 8 9 6 23
NETHERLANDS 8 4 3 15
AUSTRALIA 7 10 10 27

 

*Results as of Rio local time

The most recent gold medal winner, while writing this article is Ahmad Abughaush of Jordan. Abughaush won in the men’s 68-kg taekwondo category.

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These are the other recent gold medal winners.

Muhammad Dalilah of USA pocketed the gold in women’s 400m hurdles. In the women’s 57-kg taekwondo category, British Jade Jones came out on top for her country.

Meanwhile, Sara Kolak of Croatia bagged the gold in the women’s javelin throw of the athletics event. But the other athletics event in men’s decathlon is won by American Ashton Eaton.

There might still be shakeups in this 2016 Rio Olympics medal count update in the coming days. Except for the USA, the positions of other countries in the top 10 can still change. It is because there are some sporting events that are not done yet in Rio.

Photo courtesy: Kai Stachowiak/Pixabay

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