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USA Dominates after Day 4 of Rio Olympics

The United States have topped the medal standings after day four of the 2016 Olympic Games.

Hauling in a total of 26 medals, the Americans now have nine more medals than any other team, with nine golds in the bag thus far.

The United States entered Tuesday’s prime time swimming events leading the total medal count but trailing China in gold.

They soon rose to the occasion with a stellar display in the swimming pool.

Everyone, including the USA basketball team, was cheering on Olympic great Michael Phelps as he won an incredibly close 200m butterfly race over South African rival, Chad le Clos.

It was Phelps’ 20th gold medal, and just an hour later he swam the anchor leg in a gold medal win in the 4x200m freestyle relay.

Also 19-year-old Katie Ledecky continues to dominate in the pool, picking up her third ever Olympic gold medal with a win in the 200m freestyle.

But it was the U.S. women’s gymnastics team that was the highlight after Day four of the Olympics.

The five competitors came in with nearly impossible expectations, but they somehow exceeded them and stamped their mark on the grandest of all occasions.

In the gold medal count, the U.S leads with nine gold, and China with eight. Australia and Hungary share four a peace and Russia, Italy, South Korea and Japan each have three.

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