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Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally: USA on top after day 6 with 38 medals


Rio de Janeiro: Michael Phelps swept to a jaw-dropping 22nd Olympic gold on Thursday to take US' medal tally at the Rio Olympics to 38. The record-breaking American stormed to victory in the 200m individual medley to match his London tally from four years ago.

Ryan Murphy continued US' long domination of the men’s 200m backstroke at the Olympics when he won gold at Rio, adding to Phelps' heroics.

United States' Michael Phelps celebrates winning the gold, increasing US' medal tallyto 38, in the men's 200-meter individual medley. AP

United States' Michael Phelps celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter individual medley. AP

Canadian teenager Penny Oleksiak and American Simone Manuel dead-heated for the Olympic gold medal in the women’s 100m freestyle. The last dead-heat for gold in swimming at the Olympics was in Sydney in 2000. The pair reached the finish with identical times of 52.70sec, with each earning a gold medal.

Elsewhere, Rie Kaneto won Japan's second swimming gold of the Rio Olympics beating drug-tainted Russian Yulia Efimova into second in the women's 200m breaststroke.

In cycling, British Jason Kenny celebrated a fourth Olympic gold medal as Britain edged world champions New Zealand to win the men's track cycling team sprint.

Lukas Krpalek claimed the Czech Republic's first ever Olympic judo medal by winning gold in the under-100kg division in Rio on Thursday.

"It's amazing that I'm the first Czech athlete to win a medal in judo, and on top of that it's gold," said Krpalek.

The Pacific Island nation of Fiji erupted into celebration on Friday after its rugby sevens team defeated Britain to capture the country's first Olympic medal. The fact it was gold made it even more of a reason to party.

At the end of day six, United States topped the medals tally with 38 medals (16 Gold, 12 Silver, 10 Bronze), followed by China on 30 (11 Gold, 8 Silver, 11 Bronze).

Japan on 22 medals (7 Gold, 2 Silver, 13 Bronze) and Australia on 15 medals (5 Gold, 4 Silver, 6 Bronze) round up the third and fourth spot respectively.

Here is the Rio Olympics medal tally after day six:

CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
United States16121038
China1181130
Japan721322
Australia54615
South Korea52411
Hungary5117
Russia48719
Great Britain46616
Germany4318
Italy36312
France24511
Kazakhstan2237
Thailand2114
Spain2013
Switzerland2013
Croatia2002
New Zealand1405
Netherlands1225
Sweden1214
Canada1157
Belgium1113
Brazil1113
Slovenia1113
Colombia1102
Slovakia1102
Vietnam1102
Taiwan1023
Poland1023
Czech Republic1012
Greece1012
Argentina1001
Independent team1001
Fiji1001
Kosovo1001
Romania1001
South Africa0314
North Korea0224
Ukraine0213
Azerbaijan0202
Denmark0202
Indonesia0202
Georgia0112
Lithuania0112
Malaysia0101
Mongolia0101
Philippines0101
Turkey0101
Egypt0022
Uzbekistan0022
Estonia0011
Israel0011
Kyrgizstan0011
Norway0011
Portugal0011
Tunisia0011
UAE0011

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With inputs from AFP

First Published On : Aug 12, 2016 15:17 IST

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