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U.S. ends Olympics on top of medal table

  • So went the medal race at the Olympics, where the Americans – with women leading the way – dominated the gold and overall totals.
  • With five medal wins on Sunday’s final day of the Games – gold from the men’s basketball team, boxer Claressa Shields and freestyle wrestler Kyle Snyder, and bronze from marathoner Galen Rupp and the men’s volleyball team – the United States finished with 46 gold medals and 121 medals overall.
  • Claressa Shields becomes the first U.S. boxer, woman or man, with two gold medals after defending her 2012 title.
  • For the fourth consecutive Games, U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps left with more medals than anyone else.
  • Russia – with its track team told to stay home because of the doping investigation and a cloud hovering over its athletes who were in Rio, some of whom were publicly called out by competitors – finished with 19 golds and 56 medals overall, both well below its normal showings.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil — The U.S. Olympic team made itself right at home in Rio.

U.S. ends Olympics on top of medal table

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