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2016 Rio Olympics Medal Count update: USA leads in latest medal tally

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The United States team currently leads the 2016 Rio Olympics Medal count on just the fourth day of the games. They now have 19 medals in total. Among these medals, five of which are golds, while the rest are seven silvers and seven bronze medals.

In the second place, China now has 13 medals in total. They are tied in the number of gold medals with the USA team. But the country only has three silvers and five bronze medals in their latest tally.

Australia is in third place despite only having seven medals as of this writing. They are in third place because they already pocketed four gold medals in their medal count.

The countries of Japan and Russia could have been tied in the third place right now if the International Olympic Committee is basing it on the number of medals.

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These are the countries in the top 10 currently in this 2016 Rio Olympics Medal count update.


*Results as of August 9, 2016 (Rio Local Time)

The United States team bagged their recent gold medals in the Swimming events. American Ryan Murphy got his gold at the Men’s 100m Backstroke, while Lillia King got her own in the Women’s 100mm Breastroke on day four of the competition.

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China, meanwhile, pocketed their recent gold medal in the Men’s 200m Freestyle. This was done by Chinese athlete, Sun Yang.

The country of Thailand is the biggest surprise of the day since they already got two gold medals. This is because they have the smallest number of athletes among the other countries in the top 10 of this 2016 Rio Olympics medal count update.

Thailand got all of their gold medals in the weightlifting sport. Sopita Tanasan gave Thailand their first gold medal in the Women’s 48-kg category in day one of the games. Meanwhile, Sukanya Srisurat gave Thailand their second gold medal in the Women’s 58-kg event on the third day of the tournament.

There are still more games to be played in Brazil. So expect more shakeups in the 2016 Rio Olympics medal count in the coming days.

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