The closing ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics will award the final medals, capping two weeks of competition overshadowed by Covid-19.
The United States won more gold medals than any other country in the Games, as well as more medals overall.
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, 626 athletes competed for the United States, winning 39 gold, 41 silver, and 33 bronze medals for a total of 113 medals across 28 sports. Team USA won 257 medals in total, with 164 women and 93 men competing.
With 38 and 27 gold medals, respectively, China and Japan, the host country, came the closest to matching the American total. Team USA’s victories in women’s volleyball and women’s basketball propelled the country to the top of the gold medal standings on the final day of competition.
On August 8, Team USA’s Skylar Diggins (L) presents Sue Bird with a gold medal during the medal ceremony for the women’s basketball competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
China came in second place overall with 88 medals, followed by the Russian Olympic Committee with 71 medals.
Since 1996, Team USA has won the most medals at the Summer Olympics for the seventh time in a row.
Caeleb Dressel, a swimmer, won five gold medals at the Games, making him the most successful athlete from any country.
“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.
At the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a total of 94 countries won medals, including Turkmenistan, San Marino, and Burkina Faso, all of which won their first Olympic medals.
In addition, Japan, Italy, the Netherlands, Brazil, New Zealand, Chinese Taipei, and Turkey set new records for the most medals won in a single Olympic Games.