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Olympics Highlights: U.S. Swimmers Finished Strong, and the Men’s Team Broke a World Record

It was a big weekend at the Olympics, and the U.S. is still in the overall medal lead . . .

We added a bunch of golds in swimming, as those events finished up:  Katie Ledecky dominated the women’s 800-meter freestyle . . . Bobby Finke snagged gold in the men’s 1500-meter freestyle . . . and Caeleb Dressel won THREE more gold medals.

He snagged one in the 100-meter butterfly . . . 50-meter freestyle . . . and was part of the men’s team that set a new WORLD RECORD in the 4-by-100-meter medley relay.

Also, golfer Xander Schauffele took home gold with a clutch par on his final hole.  And we added a bunch of silvers in swimming, track-and-field, BMX, gymnastics, and weightlifting.  Here’s the medal count as of last night.  (Monday, August 2nd at 12:00 A.M. ET.)

1.  USA:  60 . . . 20 gold, 24 silver, 16 bronze.

2.  China:  51 . . . 24 gold, 14 silver, 13 bronze.

3.  Russia:  44 . . . 12 gold, 19 silver, 13 bronze.

4.  Great Britain:  32 . . . 10 gold, 10 silver, 12 bronze.

5.  Japan:  31 . . . 17 gold, 5 silver, 9 bronze.

(You can check the up-to-the-minute medal count at Olympics.com.)


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