Medal Count 2021 Olympics: Updated Standings, Highlights After Day 14

Erik Beaston@@ErikBeastonFeatured ColumnistAugust 6, 2021

CHIBA, JAPAN - AUGUST 06: Gable Dan Stevenson of Team United States celebrates after winning the golden medal during the Men's Freestyle 125kg final in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Makuhari Messe Hall on August 06, 2021 in Chiba, Japan. (Photo by Ali Atmaca/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)
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The gold medal in women's soccer was determined Friday as Canada stunned the favored Sweden, winning on penalty kicks.

The grit and tenacity that defined its play throughout the tournament was on full display in Tokyo as Canada's defense held the Swedish team to one goal, then outlasted them in penalty kicks 3-2.

Team Canada @TeamCanada

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The unprecedented victory capped off a day in which Gable Steveson earned USA wrestling a gold medal and Allyson Felix became the most decorated woman in Olympic track history.

What affect did Friday's results have on the overall medal count, though?


Medal Count

  1. China: 36 gold, 79 overall
  2. United States: 31 gold, 98 overall
  3. Japan: 24 gold, 51 overall
  4. Great Britain: 18 gold, 58 overall
  5. ROC: 17 gold, 62 overall
  6. Australia: 17 gold, 44 overall
  7. Italy: 10 gold, 38 overall
  8. Germany: 9 gold, 36 overall
  9. Netherlands: 9 gold, 31 overall
  10. France: 7 gold, 27 overall

Full standings at Olympics.com.


Felix Etches Name in History Books

Felix may have finished third Friday, but in terms of total Olympic medals, no track athlete has ever earned more. She picked up her 10th medal by way of her performance in the 400 meters.

The 35-year-old told reporters after the race on the importance of living more the moment: "A lot of times, I have tied my own work to what happens in these championships. And I didn't want to do that this time. I've been through too much. I always run for gold. But I just wanted to have joy no matter what happened tonight."

SportsCenter @SportsCenter

ALLYSON FELIX WINS BRONZE, GIVING HER MEDAL NO. 10 🥉 🐐 She ties Carl Lewis for the most medals won by an American track & field athlete! https://t.co/S9fy3N58cR

Felix could win medal No. 11 if she joins the 4x400 relay for Saturday's race.

Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas won the race handily, blowing away the competition and besting her personal record with a time of 48.36.

The gold-medal victory is her second consecutive one, made even more impressive by the injuries she overcame to compete on the stage.

"I am so happy right now I could cry. I've been dealing with a whole lot of injuries and to be able to pull this one off is amazing," she said after the race (h/t Olympics.com). "To be able to pull off matching gold medals, and to get an AR (area record) as well, I am so thankful."


Gable Steveson Wins Gold...

...but it wasn't easy.

The 21-year-old wrestler found himself trailing his opponent 8-5 with just 10 seconds remaining.

Two consecutive spin-behind takedowns earned him the gold medal in the 125-kilogram freestyle event. Disbelief on the part of opponent Geno Petriashvili of Georgia resulted in a challenge of the late points, to no avail.

"You know, I put on a good show," he said after the match (h/t ESPN). "People are going to remember the name Gable Steveson."

Barstool Sports @barstoolsports

Gable Stevenson’s family watching his historic comeback this morning will give you chills @stoolathletics https://t.co/hG4st9l8Ga

Perhaps sooner than expected.

Steveson is a fan of World Wrestling Entertainment and very well could spin his victory Friday into a run with the company. He would follow in the footsteps of fellow Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle, who went onto enjoy a Hall of Fame career with the company.

Ryan Satin @ryansatin

Because unlike you, Gable has respect for the pro wrestling industry. https://t.co/g3hCy6HtqW https://t.co/iHjZ0QAyuE

Also on the table?

A return to the University of Minnesota and the opportunity to cash in on his image, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling that allows students to benefit financially on their image and likeness.