The United States is dominating the competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics. While there’s still a week left at the Games, the U.S. has built a seemingly insurmountable lead in the medal count.
Entering Day 10, Team USA leads all countries with 69 total medals, holding a 24-medal advantage over China. Great Britain comes in third with 38 medals, followed by Russia (30) and Japan (26).
It’s not as if Team USA is just racking up second and third-place finishes. While the United States has the most silver (21) and bronze (22) medals, the nation also has a sizeable lead with 26 gold medals. Great Britain and China are tied for second with 15 golds, and Russia has nine first-place finishes. Germany has eight gold medals, while France, Italy and Japan are all tied with seven.
Michael Phelps is done competing in 2016 after claiming five more gold medals and one silver in Rio, but the big names continue to win for the USA. Simone Biles won another gold medal on Day 9, doing so in the women’s vault. It was her third first-place finish in Rio.
The United States added a few medals in tennis on Sunday as Jack Sock and Bethanie Mattek-Sands took home the gold in mixed doubles. The U.S. was guaranteed two medals in the gold medal match, as the winning team defeated Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram, who settled for silver.
Great Britain’s Justin Rose won gold in golf, and Henrik Stenson took home the silver for Sweden. Matt Kuchar won the bronze for the USA, shooting a 63 on Sunday. Kuchar’s final round was tied for the lowest score of any day in the entire tournament.
It looked like U.S. sprinter Justin Gatlin had a chance to defeat the biggest name in track and field, but Usain Bolt pulled away at the end of Sunday’s 100-meter race, winning his third straight gold medal in the event. Jamaica has just three total medals in Rio, but Bolt should help change that when he runs the men’s 200-meter on Tuesday and the men’s 4x100-meter relay on Thursday. Bolt has won seven gold medals in his Olympic career.
On Day 10, medals will be given out for multiple track and field events, gymnastics, boxing and wrestling.