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Team USA ends Olympics with most Gold medals, total medals

The USA ended the Olympics at the top of the medal count. Competitions ended Sunday, and the USA topped the rest of the world in winning gold medals and total medals.

The USA took home 39 gold medals and a total of 113 medals. They beat China’s gold medals by one and their total medal count by 25 medals. Team USA has now won the most medals at the Summer Olympics for seven consecutive Games, dating back to 1996. Swimmer Caeleb Dressel won five gold medals, making him the winningest athlete of any nation at these Games.

“We kept our team safe and we’re coming home successful,” said Sarah Hirshland, CEO of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee. “The Tokyo 2020 Games have been remarkable in so many ways and I’m filled with gratitude and pride.”

“The athletes of Team USA honored themselves, their communities, their families, and all of us with their excellent performances in Tokyo,” said Rick Adams, USOPC chief of sport performance and Team USA chef de mission. The 2024 Olympics will be held in Paris.

ARTICLE: PAUL MURDOCH

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: USA TODAY

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