Rio 2016 Medal Table: USA Thunders Back On Night 2

Night two is in the books, and in all three individual finals, world records were smashed.

Adding to their respective country’s gold medal tallies were Sarah SjostromAdam Peaty, and Katie Ledecky, while the American men put together a stellar 4×100 free relay to break 3:10 and grab another gold.

The USA has made up all of the ground on the early leaders Australia, and are now tied with the Aussies with two golds apiece. They also picked up three bronzes, thanks to Cody Miller in the 100 breast, Dana Vollmer in the 100 fly, and Leah Smith in the 400 free. Smith, in particular, made it the first time these Games that two Americans have made the podium in the pool. Team USA shoots to the top of the medal table for swimming with 8 medals overall.

RIO SWIMMING MEDAL STANDINGS

Country
1

United States
2 3 3 8
2

Australia
2 0 1 3
3

Great Britain
1 1 0 2
4

Japan
1 0 1 2
5

Hungary
1 0 0 1
5

Sweden
1 0 0 1
6

Canada
0 1 1 2
7

China
0 1 0 1
7

France
0 1 0 1
7

South Africa
0 1 0 1

RIO ALL SPORTS MEDAL TABLE

The U.S. is now tied with China and Australia in the overall medal table, with each team having won three golds thus far. Team USA, however, has secured 5 silvers and 4 bronzes (three of each of those thanks to swimming) and owns the medal table with 12 medals overall.

Country
1

United States
3 5 4 12
2

China
3 2 3 8
3

Australia
3 0 3 6
4

Italy
2 3 2 7
5

South Korea
2 2 1 5
6

Hungary
2 0 0 2
7

Russia
1 2 2 5
8

Great Britain
1 1 0 2
8

Sweden
1 1 0 2
10

Japan
1 0 6 7
11

Thailand
1 0 1 2
11

Chinese Taipei
1 0 1 2
13

Argentina
1 0 0 1
13

Belgium
1 0 0 1
13

Kosovo
1 0 0 1
13

Netherlands
1 0 0 1
13

Vietnam
1 0 0 1
18

Canada
0 1 1 2
18

Kazakhstan
0 1 1 2
20

Brazil
0 1 0 1
20

Denmark
0 1 0 1
20

France
0 1 0 1
20

Indonesia
0 1 0 1
20

New Zealand
0 1 0 1
20

Philippines
0 1 0 1
20

North Korea
0 1 0 1
20

South Africa
0 1 0 1
28

Uzbekistan
0 0 2 2
29

Spain
0 0 1 1
29

Greece
0 0 1 1
29

Poland
0 0 1 1

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50free

5-6 possible gold for Phelps?

SwimmerFoxJet

This was the relay where I thought he would lose.
6 golds to become to most decorated Olympian at an Olympics for the 4th time in a row 😀

Pvdh

A day to remember. Very glad cam was able to chase down the bronze for Aussies and keep those cheats out of the podium.

Dawgpaddle

Did anyone else see the Russian cheaters pull on the lane line, push off the bottom and pee in the Aussies lane after the race???

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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