We picked up more medals in track-and-field yesterday, including gold from Ryan Crouser and silver from Joe Kovacs in the shot put.
Nevin Harrison also picked up a gold in women’s 200-meter canoe sprint.
Our female athletes have been crushing it this year. Last we checked, they’d won twice as many medals as the men, and more gold too. (Through Day 13, the women had 52 medals with 15 gold. The men were at 26 and 12. We also have five medals in mixed team events that include men and women.)
The U.S. also took silver and bronze in the men’s 200 meters . . . another silver in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase . . . and a bronze in women’s boxing. Here’s the latest medal count we saw. (Thursday, August 5th at 12:00 A.M. ET.)
1. USA: 83 . . . 27 gold, 33 silver, 23 bronze.
2. China: 71 . . . 32 gold, 23 silver, 16 bronze.
3. Russia: 53 . . . 14 gold, 21 silver, 18 bronze.
4. Great Britain: 49 . . . 15 gold, 18 silver, 16 bronze.
5. Japan: 40 . . . 21 gold, 7 silver, 12 bronze.
(You can check the up-to-the-minute medal count at Olympics.com.)