Katie Ledecky set two world records en route to winning four golds and one silver, becoming only the second swimmer to sweep the 200-, 400- and 800-meter freestyle titles at a single Games. Her four gold medals in a single Games rank tied for second all-time among women.
Michael Phelps further cemented his legacy as the greatest Olympian of all time with 23 gold medals and 28 overall. With five golds and one silver, the 2016 Games marked the fourth straight in which Phelps led all athletes across all nations and sports dating back to 2004.
Women's Gymnastics Team
For the first time, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team defended its Olympic title in the team competition, scoring 184.897 points, which was more than eight points better than second-place Russia. The U.S. posted the highest score on each of the four apparatuses to secure the dominant victory.
Track and Field
Tatyana McFadden won a medal in all six individual events she entered, winning four gold and two silver medals. McFadden won gold in the 400-, 800-, 1,500- and 5,000-meter and silver in the 100 and marathon.
Two-time Paralympian Brad Snyder took home three gold medals and tied for silver, giving him a total of four medals. He defended his Paralympic titles in the 400- and 100-meter freestyle events, while breaking a 30-year-old world record in the 100 freestyle.
Women's Sitting Volleyball Team
The U.S. Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team made history by winning its first Paralympic gold medal against China. The U.S. finished the Paralympics 4-1 and outscored opponents 407-225 for the entire tournament, winning sets by an average of 11.07 points.