RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – The Rio Games will go down as the best ever on foreign soil for the Americans, who topped their mark of 110 medals at a road Olympics set in Beijing eight years ago.
When Saturday’s events were complete, the U.S. was at 116 medals in Rio — with two more guaranteed Sunday, one from men’s basketball and the other from women’s boxer Claressa Shields.
The U.S. has 31 medals in track and field, with only Sunday’s marathon left. Kenya has 12, Jamaica 11.
And swimming was even more one-sided, with 33 medals for Americans there, compared with 10 for second-place Australia.
All that’s left in the medal race to decide is the overall winning margin — which will be the largest at a non-boycotted Olympics since the U.S. won 67 more medals than anyone else at the 1932 Los Angeles Games.
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