2016 Rio Olympics Medal Count update: USA widens lead over China in latest medal tally

2016 Rio Olympics Medal Count update: USA widens lead over China in latest medal tally

The USA national team currently leads the 2016 Rio Olympics medal count by a wide margin. They now have a total of 60 medals in which 24 are golds. The country also has 18 apiece in their silver and bronze medal tallies respectively.

China is somewhat far in the United States in terms of margin in the Rio Olympics medal count as of this writing. This is because the USA team almost doubled the total medals of the Chinese team in which the latter only has 41 medals right now. The Chinese delegation pocketed 13 gold medals while adding 11 silvers and 18 bronze medals in their campaign so far.

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The country of Great Britain has been in third place with their 30 total medals already. Their silvers are more than their gold medals right now. They only got 10 golds, but they have 13 silver medals while also bagging seven bronze medals at the moment.

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Rounding up the top 10 in this 2016 Rio Olympics medal count update are the countries of Germany, Japan, Russia, Australia, Italy, South Korea and France.

Here is the latest medal tally showing the top 10 countries in the competition right now.


*Results as of Rio local time

The most recent gold medal winner was Nafissatou Thiam of Belgium. She won a gold in the Women’s heptathlon that is a part of the track and field events.

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Meanwhile, the USA team won another gold in the Men’s 4 x 100m medley relay and the Women’s 4 x 100m medley relay. But Jamaica stopped the surge of the United States in the swimming competition by topping the Women’s 100m event. This event was won by Jamaican Elaine Thompson. The Americans only got the silver in this competition by way of Tori Bowie.

The United States also bagged the Men’s long jump event in the track and field. This was achieved by the American Jeff Henderson.

There are so many games still to be played in the Olympics, but the Americans might be closing in on becoming the overall winner in the summer festivities. But starting from second to 10th places, there could still be changes in the 2016 Rio Olympics medal count in the coming days.

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