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Each U.S. athlete’s medals at the Tokyo Olympics

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The Tokyo 2020 Olympics are underway, and the United States is looking to add more hardware to an already extensive collection. The U.S. is the all-time leader in Olympic medals with nearly 3,000 – more than double the next closest country – but a few more awards never hurt. While the United States was projected to dominate the competition in Tokyo, some of the events slipped out of reach, with prizes going to other countries.

Softball hoped to avenge its loss to Japan in the Olympic gold-medal game 13 years ago but had to settle for silver. Nyjah Huston, regarded as the best skateboarder globally and favored gold medalist, finished seventh out of eight athletes in the men’s street finals.

Still, the United States has collected a handful of memorable medals. Team USA has three medals (2 gold, one bronze) in three of the newest Olympic events: 3×3 basketball, skateboarding, and surfing. Jessica Parratto and Delaney Schnell won the United States’ first-ever medal in women’s synchronized diving, and Katie Ledecky secured gold in the inaugural women’s 1,500-meter freestyle race.

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Here’s where each of Team USA’s medals came from:

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TOTAL U.S. MEDAL COUNT

Through Day 5 in Tokyo

  • Total: 31
  • Gold: 11
  • Silver: 11
  • Bronze: 9

Artistic gymnastics: 1 medal

  • Silver: Women’s team finals — Simone Biles, Jordan Chiles, Suni Lee, and Grace McCallum

Basketball: 1 medal

  • Gold: Women’s 3×3 — Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum, Stefanie Dolson, and Jackie Young

Diving: 2 medals

  • Silver: Women’s synchronized 10-meter platform — Jessica Parratto and Delaney Schnell in the women’s synchronized 10-meter platform
  • Silver: Men’s synchronized 3-meter platform — Michael Hixon and Andrew Capobianco

Equestrian: 1 medal

  • Silver: Team dressage — Adrienne Lyle, Steffen Peters and Sabine Schut-Kery

Fencing: 1 medal

  • Gold: Women’s foil — Lee Kiefer

Shooting: 4 medals

  • Gold: Men’s 10-meter air rifle — William Shaner
  • Gold: Men’s skeet — Vincent Hancock
  • Gold: Women’s skeet — Amber English
  • Silver: Mixed 10-meter air rifle — Mary Tucker and Lucas Kozeniesky

Skateboarding: 1 medal

  • Bronze: Men’s Street — Jagger Eaton

Softball: 1 medal

  • Silver: Monica Abbott, Ali Aguilar, Valerie Arioto, Ally Carda, Amanda Chidester, Rachel Garcia, Haylie McCleney, Michelle Moultrie, Dejah Mulipola, Aubree Munro, Bubba Nickles, Cat Osterman, Janie Reed, Delaney Spaulding, Kelsey Stewart

Surfing: 1 medal

  • Gold: Women’s — Carissa Moore

Swimming: 16 medals

  • Gold: 4×100-meter relay — Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Bowe Becker, Zach Apple, and Brooks Curry*
  • Gold: Men’s 400-meter individual medley — Chase Kalisz
  • Gold: Women’s 100-meter breaststroke — Lydia Jacoby
  • Gold: Women’s 1,500-meter freestyle — Katie Ledecky
  • Silver: Men’s 400-meter individual medley — Jay Litherland
  • Silver: Women’s 400-meter freestyle — Katie Ledecky
  • Silver: Women’s 400-meter individual medley — Emma Weyant
  • Silver: Women’s 1,500-meter freestyle — Erica Sullivan
  • Silver: Women’s 200-meter individual medley — Alex Walsh
  • Bronze: Men’s 100-meter backstroke — Ryan Murphy
  • Bronze: Men’s 400-meter freestyle — Kieran Smith
  • Bronze: Women’s 100-meter backstroke — Regan Smith
  • Bronze: Women’s 100-meter breaststroke — Lilly King
  • Bronze: Women’s 400-meter individual medley — Hali Flickinger
  • Bronze: Women’s 400-meter freestyle relay — Erika Brown, Abbey Weitzeil, Simone Manuel, Natalie Hinds, Olivia Smoliga*, Catie DeLoof* and Allison Schmitt*
  • Bronze: Women’s 200-meter individual medley — Kate Douglass

Taekwondo: 1 medal

  • Gold: Women’s 57kg class — Anastasija Zolotic

Triathlon: 1 medal

  • Bronze: Women’s — Katie Zaferes

*Swimmers who compete in preliminary rounds of relay events also receive a medal.

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