After Day 12 of the Olympics, the U.S. was still leading in overall medals. But China was in a close second, and still leading in gold.
American wrestler Tamyra Mensah-Stock won gold in women’s freestyle yesterday.
And we picked up several medals in track-and-field, including a gold by 19-year-old Athing Mu. (Uh-thing mo) She won the women’s 800-meter. Sydney McLaughlin and Dalilah Muhammad took gold and silver in the women’s 400-meter hurdles.
We also snagged a few silvers in men’s hurdles, pole vault, and women’s long jump. And we added a bunch of bronze medals, including the one Simone Biles won in the balance beam early yesterday morning. Here’s the latest medal count we saw. (Wednesday, August 4th at 12:00 A.M. ET.)
1. USA: 75 . . . 25 gold, 29 silver, 21 bronze.
2. China: 69 . . . 32 gold, 21 silver, 16 bronze.
3. Russia: 52 . . . 13 gold, 21 silver, 18 bronze.
4. Great Britain: 44 . . . 13 gold, 17 silver, 14 bronze.
5. Japan: 38 . . . 20 gold, 7 silver, 11 bronze.
(You can check the up-to-the-minute medal count at Olympics.com.)