By Jay Edwards

The U.S. won the overall medal count at the Summer Olympics for the sixth time in a row, finishing with 121 medals. The last time any country won more than that was in 1988, when the U.S.S.R. finished with 132.

We also won the most gold, silver, and bronze medals and the last time any country did that was 40 years ago in 1976 and that again was Russia.

Our female athletes were a huge reason for it, winning just over half of our medals this year. They finished with 61, which is a new record and if they’d competed as their own country, they would have come in 3rd overall!

Here are the final results from Rio . . .

1. The United States with 121 medals . . . 46 gold, 37 silver, and 38 bronze.

2. China with 70 medals . . . 26 gold, 18 silver, and 26 bronze.

3. Great Britain with 67 medals . . . 27 gold, 23 silver, and 17 bronze.

4. Russia with 56 medals . . . 19 gold, 18 silver, and 19 bronze.

5. Germany with 42 medals . . . 17 gold, 10 silver, and 15 bronze.

You can see a complete rundown of the countries and their medals here: NBC Olympics


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