USA Wins 1000th Gold Of All Time At Rio

August 13, 2016 11:04 pm0 commentsViews: 81

Saturday night was not only a rejoice for the American Olympic team at Rio, but was a reason to celebrate across United States when the women won gold in the 4x100m medley relay, giving 1000th gold medal of all time to Team USA. It also marked the second straight golf for the country in the event.

USA Wins 1000th Gold Of All Time At Rio

Kathleen Baker, Dana Vollmer, Lilly King and Simone Manuel won in 3 minutes, 53.13 seconds.

Samuel had earlier won her second individual medal by finishing behind Denmark’s Pernille Blume (24.07) in 24.09.

On Thursday she also made history by becoming the first African-American woman to grab a gold in swimming, in 100-meter freestyle (52.70).

Until now the Team USA has taken home 33 swimming medals from the Rio Olympic Games. The number is equal to the Sydney Games in 2000 and the most in history too.

Before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games the count was 977 gold medals.

USOC CEO Scott Blackmun said, “A remarkable achievement made possible by the culture of sport that is the fabric and foundation of Team USA.”

The first gold medal for the USA was won by James Connolly in 1896 and Michael Phelps has added the most, 23 gold medals.

The Soviet Union remains second with 500 gold medals and no other nation has reached even this mark yet.

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Updated Medal Count (13th August)


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