With 39 gold medals, the United States topped the gold medal rankings at the Tokyo Olympics, edging out China and ROC (Russian Olympic Committee) on the last day of competition.
Team USA’s 39 gold medals are the most it has ever won at a Summer Olympics, surpassing its totals from five of the previous eight Summer Games.
With 113 medals (41 silver and 33 bronze), the United States also won the most total medals at Tokyo 2020, making it the Americans’ second-most successful Olympics since Los Angeles in 1984. (At the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, they won 121 medals.)
Team USA came into the last day of competition at the Olympics two golds behind China, who had 38. The Americans’ 37th and 38th golds occurred within minutes of each other when Jennifer Valente won the women’s omnium in the velodrome, while the dominating women’s basketball team claimed their eighth consecutive gold with a 90-75 triumph against host Japan.
Richard Torrez Jr. had one more chance to add to his score when he faced Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov in a super heavyweight match, but Jalolov won on unanimous points, leaving Torrez with silver.