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Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally: USA on top with 60 medals after Phelps' last hurrah


Rio de Janeiro: Dana Vollmer, America's self-styled "Momma on a mission", delivered again as the United States captured its 1,000th Olympic gold medal with victory in the women’s 4x100m medley relay in Rio, adding to their medal tally at the Games.

Vollmer teamed up with backstroker Kathleen Baker, breaststroker Lilly King and freestyle sprinter Simone Manuel to claim victory in Saturday's race in three minutes 53.13 seconds.

United States' Michael Phelps walks with his national flag during the medal tally ceremony for the men's 4 x 100-meter medley relay. AP

United States' Michael Phelps walks with his national flag during the medal ceremony for the men's 4 x 100-meter medley relay. AP

In a historic race, Michael Phelps brought down the curtain on his glittering Olympic career when he helped the USA win 4x100m medley relay gold at the Rio Games on Saturday, taking his personal tally to 23.

Phelps took the lead in the third leg, the butterfly, before Nathan Adrian brought it home as the United States won ahead of Britain and Australia.

Pernille Blume, who quit swimming after being told she was too short, gave Denmark its first gold in the Olympic pool for 68 years Saturday with a surprise win in the 50m freestyle.

Elsewhere, Elaine Thompson stormed to victory in the women's 100m to usher in a new era for Jamaican sprinting as the eight-year Olympic reign of compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce came to an end.

Thompson, 24, got off to a flying start and quickly surged to the front to cross in 10.71sec, punching the air before embracing training partner Fraser-Pryce.

Gregorio Paltrinieri stormed to Italy's first swimming gold medal of the Rio Olympics with a brilliant victory in the men's 1,500m freestyle on Saturday.

Paltrinieri threatened the world record set by China's Sun Yang in winning Olympic gold in 2012. His time of 14min 34.57sec was almost five seconds in front of America's Connor Jaeger with another Italian, Gabriele Detti, taking bronze.

At the end of day eight, United States topped the medal tally with 60 medals (24 Gold, 18 Silver, 18 Bronze), followed by China on 41 (13 Gold, 11 Silver, 17 Bronze).

Great Britain on 30 medals (10 Gold, 13 Silver, 7 Bronze), followed by Germany on 16 medals (8 Gold, 5 Silver, 3 Bronze) rounded up the third and fourth spot respectively.

Here is the Rio Olympics medal tally after day eight:

CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
United States24181860
China13111741
Britain1013730
Germany85316
Japan731424
Russia69823
Australia67922
Italy67518
South Korea63413
France58518
Hungary53311
Netherlands3238
Spain3025
New Zealand2608
Canada22812
Kazakhstan2237
Belgium2114
Thailand2114
Croatia2103
Switzerland2013
Iran2002
Sweden1315
Denmark1236
North Korea1225
Belarus1214
Brazil1124
Poland1124
Romania1124
Slovenia1113
Colombia1102
Slovakia1102
Vietnam1102
CzechRepublic1045
Chinese Taipei1023
Ethiopia1023
Neutral Olympic1012
Greece1012
Jamaica1012
Argentina1001
Fiji1001
Kosovo1001
Puerto Rico1001
Singapore1001
South Africa0516
Ukraine0314
Azerbaijan0202
Indonesia0202
Kenya0202
Cuba0123
Lithuania0123
Georgia0112
Ireland0101
Malaysia0101
Mongolia0101
Philippines0101
Turkey0101
Uzbekistan0033
Egypt0022
Israel0022
Norway0022
Estonia0011
Kyrgyzstan0011
Portugal0011
Tunisia0011
United Arab Emirates0011

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With inputs from AFP

First Published On : Aug 14, 2016 15:53 IST

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