As the Tokyo Games come to a close, one thing is for certain — and should come as no surprise: American women have risen to the top of the international athletic stage.
For the third consecutive Olympic Summer Games, women made up the majority of the 621-person United States team in Tokyo.
After winning the U.S. medal count in both London in 2012 and Rio in 2016, female athletes dominated once again in Japan. Out of the 113 total American medals, women won 66 to top their previous high and beat out every country’s total except for those of China and the Russian Olympic Committee.
Delivering some of the most memorable and iconic moments of the Olympics, American women earned 23 of Team USA’s 39 total gold medals. They added 22 silver medals out of Team USA’s 41 total and 21 bronze out of 33.
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