The United States has continued to pile up medals and hold their edge over the People’s Republic of China at the top of the 2021 Olympics medal count leaderboard.
Team USA has continued to rack up medals, including gold today for Athing Mu in the women’s 800m dash, Tamyra Marianna Stock Mensah in the women’s 68kg freestyle wrestling and a handful of silver and bronze medals in other events. The gap has narrowed but they still hold the overall medal lead over the People’s Republic of China.
In terms of just gold medals, Team USA (24) trails the People’s Republic of China (32). Japan (19), Australia (14) and a tie between ROC and Great Britain (13) rounds out the top six. There are still several more days of events so plenty could change between now and the closing ceremonies.
2021 Olympics medal count leaderboard
- United States of America – 73
- People’s Republic of China – 69
- ROC – 52
- Great Britain – 52
- Japan – 36
- Australia – 33
- Germany – 30
- Italy – 29
- Netherlands – 20
- Republic of Korea – 19
Complete medal standings can be viewed here.
Which Olympian has the most medals so far at the 2021 Olympics?
122 different Olympians have won multiple medals so far at the 2021 Olympics. But no one has taken home as many gold medals as Team USA’s Caleb Dressel, who won the men’s 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle and 100m butterfly, while also taking home medals in the men’s 4×100 freestyle and individual medley relays.
However, Dressel is not the most decorated athlete so far at these Olympics. That honor belongs to Australian swimmer Emma McKeon who has won seven medals total — gold in the women’s 100m freestyle, 50m freestyle, 4x100m freestyle relay, 4x100m individual medley relay, and bronze in the mixed 4x100m medley relay, the 100m butterfly and the 4x200m freestyle relay. Incredibly, her sister, Kaylee, is the only other Olympian besides Emma and Dressel to win four or more medals in these games. Kaylee won gold in the women’s 100m and 200m backstroke, and the 4x100m medley relay. She also won bronze in the mixed 4x100m relay.