Rio Day 5 Medal Table: Relay Gold Helps USA Lead In All-Sports Table

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

Team USA continues to lead the swimming medal count through day 5 of the Rio Olympic Games, adding 3 more medals to their total tonight.

First, USA breaststroker Josh Prenot charged home hard in the men’s 200 breast to bring home his first ever Olympic medal. Prenot posted a 2:07.53, earning him the silver medal in a photo-finish race with Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Balandin.

In the men’s 100 free, Nathan Adrian wasn’t able to defend his Olympic title, but he did earn another medal for his country with a 3rd place finish. Adrian touched the wall in 47.85 to bring in the bronze.

Team USA got a gold medal to add to their silver and bronze tonight, taking the win in the women’s 4×200 freestyle relay with Allison Schmitt, Leah Smith, Maya DiRado, and Katie Ledecky. The Australians were tough to beat, as they lead for the first 3 legs of the race, but they couldn’t hold off Ledecky, who anchored in a 1:53.74 split.

The Americans still have a tight lead over China, with 9 total medals and only one gold medal separating the two. Without today’s relay gold, they would’ve given up their one-medal lead in the gold standings.

Japan has moved up to 3rd in the overall sports medal count, doubling their golds today to give them 6 gold and 18 overall medals. One of Japan’s medals today came from Natsumi Hoshi, who placed 3rd with a 2:05.20 in the women’s 200 fly to add a bronze to their count.

The USA now has 21 swimming medals, with the swimmers contributing about 67% of their total 32 medals from all sports through day 5. Of their 11 gold medals, 8 have come from swimming.

Swimming Medal Table:

Country
1

United States
8 5 8 21
2

Australia
3 2 2 7
3

Hungary
3 0 1 4
4

Great Britain
1 3 0 4
5

China
1 2 1 4
6

Japan
1 1 3 5
7

Sweden
1 1 0 2
8

Spain
1 0 1 2
9

Kazakhstan
1 0 0 1
10

South Africa
0 2 0 2
11

Canada
0 1 3 4
12

Russia
0 1 1 2
13

Belgium
0 1 0 1
13

France
0 1 0 1
14

Italy
0 0 1 1

Overall Medal Table:

Country
1

United States
11 11 10 32
2

China
10 5 8 23
3

Japan
6 1 11 18
4

Australia
5 2 5 12
5

Hungary
5 1 1 7
6

Russia
4 7 4 15
7

South Korea
4 2 3 9
8

Italy
3 6 2 11
9

Great Britain
3 3 6 12
10

France
2 3 1 6
11

Kazakhstan
2 2 3 7
12

Thailand
2 1 1 4
13

Germany
1 2 1 4
14

Sweden
1 2 0 3
15

Netherlands
1 1 2 4
16

Belgium
1 1 1 3
17

Brazil
1 1 0 2
17

Colombia
1 1 0 2
17

Slovenia
1 1 0 2
17

Vietnam
1 1 0 2
21

Chinese Taipei
1 0 2 3
22

Spain
1 0 1 2
22

Greece
1 0 1 2
22

Switzerland
1 0 1 2
25

Argentina
1 0 0 1
25

Croatia
1 0 0 1
25

Independent Olympic Athletes
1 0 0 1
25

Kosovo
1 0 0 1
29

North Korea
0 2 2 4
30

Ukraine
0 2 1 3
31

Indonesia
0 2 0 2
31

New Zealand
0 2 0 2
31

South Africa
0 2 0 2
34

Canada
0 1 5 6
35

Georgia
0 1 1 2
36

Azerbaijan
0 1 0 1
36

Denmark
0 1 0 1
36

Malaysia
0 1 0 1
36

Mongolia
0 1 0 1
36

Philippines
0 1 0 1
36

Slovakia
0 1 0 1
36

Turkey
0 1 0 1
43

Egypt
0 0 2 2
43

Uzbekistan
0 0 2 2
45

Czech Republic
0 0 1 1
45

Israel
0 0 1 1
45

Kyrgyzstan
0 0 1 1
45

Poland
0 0 1 1
45

Portugal
0 0 1 1
45

Tunisia
0 0 1 1
45

United Arab Emirates
0 0 1 1

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2 Comments on "Rio Day 5 Medal Table: Relay Gold Helps USA Lead In All-Sports Table"

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capngoggles

Actually if you divide by population the USA is coming 27th in the Overall results. Slovenia is actually the most successful country at the Olympics after today, Hungary second thanks to Hosszu.Australia is 5th and New Zealand 6th. The USA needs to lift its game! 🙂

Population size of the country shouldn’t matter because each country is limited to an extent. For example, the USA has more athletes than China despite China having 3x as many people.
Instead you could divide by the number of athletes entered in the games.

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