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Olympics Highlights: Could China Win More Medals Than Us?

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.)


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