Breaking Down Team USA’s Medal Count At 2016 Summer Games

 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21:  Demarcus Cousins of the United States celebrates with his gold medal on the podium after defeating Serbia in the Men's Gold medal game on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Carioca Arena 1 on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The 2016 Summer Olympics games and once again the red, white, and blue came out on top. The United States brought home the most gold, silver, and bronze medals, and of course the total medal counts. Team USA accounted for 46 gold, 37 silver, 38 bronze, and 121 total medals. Our friends in the United Kingdom came in second in the medal count, coming right behind the United States with 27 gold, 23 silver, and 67 total medals. China won the second most bronze medals with 26 and third total with 70.

The most decorated Olympic athlete ever, Michael Phelps, added four more gold medals and an additional silver to his all-time count, which includes 23 gold medals and 28 overall. For the most famous athletes, Team USA basketball was led by newest member of the  Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant. Durant led the team with his 19.4 points per game, with Carmelo Anthony right behind him with 12.1. If you are able to land Duke basketball tickets, you will be in the presence of a three-time Olympic champion, as Coach Mike Krzyzewski has led Team USA to three straight gold medals. Below is the entire breakdown of the United States medal count at the 2016 Games.

Sport Gold Medals Silver Medals Bronze Medals Total Medals
Swimming 16 8 9 33
Track & Field 13 10 9 32
Gymnastics 4 6 2 12
Cycling 2 3 0 5
Wrestling 2 0 1 3
Basketball 2 0 0 2
Boxing 1 1 1 3
Judo 1 1 0 2
Rowing 1 1 0 2
Shooting 1 0 2 3
Tennis 1 1 1 3
Triathlon 1 0 0 1
Water Polo 1 0 0 1
Archery 0 1 1 2
Diving 0 2 1 3
Equestrian 0 1 2 3
Fencing 0 2 2 4
Golf 0 0 1 1
Sailing 0 0 1 1
Taekwondo 0 0 1 1
Volleyball 0 0 3 3
Weightlifting 0 0 1 1
Total 46 37 38 121