Rio Day 6 Medal Table: Surprise Gold for Manuel Big for USA

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

Simone Manuel co-opted, along with Canadian Penny Oleksiak, the biggest upset of the meet so far in the 100 free. As heavy favorite Cate Campbell finished off of the podium, Manuel and Oleksiak charged to a new Olympic record time of 52.70 to share the gold.

Oleksiak’s gold is Canada’s first of the meet, and a historical one at that– it was Canada’s first female gold medal in the sport since 1984.

Meanwhile, Michael Phelps absolutely dominated the 200 IM for yet another gold for the American squad. The U.S. now holds a gargantuan lead over 2nd place Australia and Hungary, in terms of golds, with 11 to the Aussies’ and Hungary’s 3.

SWIMMING MEDAL TABLE

Country
1

11 5 8 24
2

Australia
3 3 2 8
3

Hungary
3 0 1 4
4

Japan
2 2 3 7
5

Great Britain
1 3 0 4
6

China
1 2 3 6
7

Canada
1 1 3 5
8

Sweden
1 1 1 3
9

Spain
1 0 1 2
10

Kazakhstan
1 0 0 1
11

Russia
0 2 2 4
12

South Africa
0 2 0 2
13

Belgium
0 1 0 1
13

France
0 1 0 1
14

Italy
0 0 1 1

OVERALL MEDAL TABLE

Country
1

16 12 10 38
2

China
11 8 11 30
3

Japan
7 2 13 22
4

Australia
5 4 6 15
5

South Korea
5 2 4 11
6

Hungary
5 1 1 7
7

Russia
4 8 7 19
8

Great Britain
4 6 6 16
9

Germany
4 3 1 8
10

Italy
3 6 3 12
11

France
2 4 5 11
12

Kazakhstan
2 2 3 7
13

Thailand
2 1 1 4
14

Spain
2 0 1 3
14

Switzerland
2 0 1 3
16

Croatia
2 0 0 2
17

New Zealand
1 4 0 5
18

Netherlands
1 2 2 5
19

Sweden
1 2 1 4
20

Canada
1 1 5 7
20

Brazil
1 1 1 3
21

Belgium
1 1 1 3
21

Slovenia
1 1 1 3
24

Colombia
1 1 0 2
24

Slovakia
1 1 0 2
24

Vietnam
1 1 0 2
27

Poland
1 0 2 3
27

Chinese Taipei
1 0 2 3
29

Czech Republic
1 0 1 2
29

Greece
1 0 1 2
31

Argentina
1 0 0 1
31

Fiji
1 0 0 1
31

Independent Olympic Athletes
1 0 0 1
31

Kosovo
1 0 0 1
31

Romania
1 0 0 1
36

South Africa
0 3 1 4
37

North Korea
0 2 2 4
38

Ukraine
0 2 1 3
39

Azerbaijan
0 2 0 2
39

Denmark
0 2 0 2
39

Indonesia
0 2 0 2
42

Georgia
0 1 1 2
42

Lithuania
0 1 1 2
44

Malaysia
0 1 0 1
44

Mongolia
0 1 0 1
44

Philippines
0 1 0 1
44

Turkey
0 1 0 1
48

Egypt
0 0 2 2
48

Uzbekistan
0 0 2 2
50

Estonia
0 0 1 1
50

Israel
0 0 1 1
50

Kyrgyzstan
0 0 1 1
50

Norway
0 0 1 1
50

Portugal
0 0 1 1
50

Tunisia
0 0 1 1
50

United Arab Emirates
0 0 1 1

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11 Gold Medals for American swimming… where have I heard that before…?

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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