The U.S. snagged four more medals at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, and three were gold.
Skeet shooters Amber English and Vincent Hancock won two of those golds . . . and the men’s swim team won the 4-by-100-meter freestyle relay. Meanwhile, Katie Ledecky was hoping for gold in the women’s 400-meter freestyle, but had to settle for silver. Ariarne Titmus of Australia beat her by less than a second.
After day three, we’re still in second place in the overall medal count. Here’s where things stand heading into Tuesday . . .
1. China: 18 . . . 6 gold, 5 silver, 7 bronze.
2. USA: 14 . . . 7 gold, 3 silver, 4 bronze.
3. Japan: 13 . . . 8 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze. So Japan has the most gold medals so far.
4. Russia: 12 . . . 4 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze.
5. Italy: 9 . . . 1 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze.
(You can check out the updated medal count at NBCOlympics.com/medals.)
(In other news, 13-year-old skateboarder Momiji Nishiya of Japan became the second-youngest person to ever win a gold medal. And the first ever Olympic gold medal for the Philippines came from female weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz.)