What Sports Did the US Medal in at the 2020 Olympics?
The United States won medals in a variety of sports at the 2020 Olympics. Here’s a complete list of the sports in which the US won medals.
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US Medals in the 2020 Olympics
The United States of America won a total of 2,522 medals at the 2020 Olympic games. This was the most of any country, and nearly double the amount of the second-most country, China. The US medaled in 33 different sports, with at least one gold medal in 26 of them.
US Medals in the 2020 Olympics by sport
The United States won a total of 107 medals at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. This was good for fourth place overall behind China, Japan, and Russia. The United States did not medal in four sports: canoeing, BMX racing, field hockey, and water polo.
Below is a list of the sports in which the United States won medals, along with the number of gold, silver, and bronze medals won in each sport.
Archery – 1 gold, 0 silver, 0 bronze
Badminton – 1 gold, 0 silver, 0 bronze
Basketball – 1 gold, 0 silver, 0 bronze
Boxing – 1 gold, 2 silver, 3 bronze
Canoeing – 0 gold, 0 silver, 0 bronze
Cycling – 2 gold, 1 silver, 2 bronze
Diving – 2 gold,-1 silver,-3 bronze
Equestrian – 2 gold,-2 silver,-2 bronze
Fencing – 3 gold,-2 silver,-1 bronze
Field hockey – 0 gold,-0 silver,-0 bronze
Gymnastics – 5 gold,-3 silver,-2 bronze
Judo – 1 gold,-1 silver,-1 bronze
Modern pentathlon- 1 gold,-2 silver,-0 bronze
Rowing – 4gold,—4silver,—4bronze Sailing-3gold,—3silver,—0bronze Shooting- 5gold,—4silver,—8bronze Skateboarding- 3gold,—1silver,—2bronze Softball- 1gold,—0silver,—0bronze Surfing- 2gold,—0silver,—1bronze Swiming- 13gold—7silver—5bronze Taekwondo—— 4gold—6silver—5bronze Tennis—— 2gold—1silver—2bronze Track and field—— 11gold—8silver—9bronze Trampoline—— 0gold—1silver—1bronze Triathlon—— 2gold—0silver—2bronze Volleyball—— 1gold—0silver—2bronze Water polo —- 0gold—-0silver—-0bronze Weiglifting—— 4 Wrestling—— 5
US Medals in the 2020 Olympics by athlete
The United States won a total of 121 medals in the 2020 Olympics, which was more than any other country. The US also won the most gold medals, with 46, and the most silver medals, with 37. Here is a list of all the American athletes who won medals in the 2020 Olympics, along with their sport and medal type.
-Michael Phelps (Swimming) – Gold
-Simone Biles (Gymnastics) – Gold
-Chloe Kim (Snowboarding) – Gold
-Red Gerard (Snowboarding) – Gold
-Shaun White (Snowboarding) – Gold
– Lindsey Vonn (Skiing) – Bronze
US Olympic teams
The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) is the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. It was founded in 1895 as the United States Olympic Association (USOA), and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The USOPC is responsible for selecting, training, and funding American athletes for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American, and Parapan American Games, while also serving as a stewardship organization for the Olympic Movement in the United States.
US Olympic teams by sport
The United States won a total of 29 medals at the 2020 Olympic games, including 13 gold medals. Here is a breakdown of the US medal winners by sport:
-Athletics (5): 1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze
-Basketball (2): 2 silver
-Boxing (1): 1 bronze
-Diving (1): 1 silver
-Equestrian (2): 2 bronze
-Fencing (2): 2 silver
-Gymnastics (1): 1 gold
-Judo (1): 1 bronze
-Rowing (3): 1 gold, 2 silver
-Sailing (2): 1 silver, 1 bronze
-Shooting (3): 3 bronze
-Skating (4): 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze
-Snowboarding (2): 2 gold
-Swimming (5): 4 gold, 1 silver
US Olympic teams by athlete
The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) is the National Olympic Committee and Paralympic Committee for the United States of America. It was founded in 1895 as the United States Olympic Association (USOA), and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The USOPC supports American athletes who participate in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, encourages participation in sports generally, and promotes physical fitness.
### Winter Olympics
The US has won more medals than any other country at the Winter Olympics, with a total of 1,306 medals (as of 2018). The most successful winter sport for the US has been speed skating, with credibility going to Apolo Anton Ohno – an eight-time medalist. Figure skating has also been a popular sport for the US – with world famous names such as Scott Hamilton, Nancy Kerrigan and Michelle Kwan.
### Summer Olympics
The US has also enjoyed great success at the Summer Olympics, becoming the first country to reach 1,000 gold medals overall at the 2008 Beijing Games. The nation’s powerhouse sports tend to be swimming, track & field/athletics and basketball. Phelps holds the record for most individual gold medals ever won at a single Olympics – eight golds at Beijing 2008. The “Dream Team” of 1992 is considered one of (if not THE) best basketball team ever assembled – made up entirely of professional NBA players. They went on to win every game by an average of 43 points en route to gold.
US Olympic history
The United States has been participating in the Olympic Games since the inaugural games in Athens in 1896. In 2020, the games were held in Tokyo. Here is a list of the sports the US won medals in and the number of medals each sport won.
US Olympic history by sport
Here is a breakdown of US Olympic history by sport:
American football – 1 gold medal (1920)
Archery – 3 gold medals (1984, 1996, 2008)
Baseball – 2 gold medals (1992, 2000)
Basketball – 15 gold medals (1936, 1948, 1952, 1956, 1960, 1964, 1968, 1972, 1976, 1984, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008)
Boxing – 8 gold medals (1904, 1908, 1920, 1924, 1932, 1936, 1948)
Canoeing – 3 gold medals (1972)
Cycling – 12 gold medals (1984)
Diving – 21 gold medals (1904 ,1908 ,1920 ,1924 ,1928 ,1932 ,1936 ,1948 , 1952 ,1960 ,1964 , 1968) Equestrian – 9 gold medals (1972 ,1976) Fencing – 12 gold medals 1904 Golf – 2 gol
US Olympic history by athlete
Regardless of what sport you’re interested in, you can find an American Olympian who excels at it. The United States has been represented in every Summer Olympics since 1896 and every Winter Olympics since 1924. In that time, American athletes have won a total of 2,520 medals (1,022 gold, 788 silver, and 710 bronze).
Here’s a look at some of the most decorated Olympians in United States history, organized by the number of medals they’ve won.
-Michael Phelps (swimming): 28 medals (23 gold, 3 silver, 2 bronze)
-Eduardo Perez (shooting): 20 medals (13 gold, 4 silver, 3 bronze)
-Marjorie Gestring (diving): 13 medals (7 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze)
-eth Riegelman (fencing): 12 medals (4 gold, 4 silver, 4 bronze)
-Message Douglas (gymnastics): 10 medals (4 gold, 2 silver, 4 bronze)