2021 Olympics medal count, Aug. 5: Which athletes and countries have the most medals?

Team USA continues to build its lead in the total medal count at Tokyo 2021, but China is still the most golden of nations thus far.

With track and field events now in full swing, the United States continues to pile up medals and grow its lead in terms of the total medal count. However, Team USA has some work to do to catch the People’s Republic of China for most gold medals at the 2021 Olympics. With plenty of events still to come on August 5 and beyond, China leads the way with 32 gold medals to the USA’s 25. Host nation Japan sits in third spot with 21 Olympic gold medals so far.

2021 Olympics medal count leaderboard

  1. United States of America – 79
  2. People’s Republic of China – 70
  3. ROC – 53
  4. Great Britain – 48
  5. Japan – 40
  6. Australia – 36
  7. Germany – 33
  8. Italy – 31
  9. France – 25
  10. Netherlands – 23

Complete medal standings can be viewed here.

Which Olympian has the most medals so far at the 2021 Olympics?

Swimmers lead the charge when counting up the total number of medals won thus far at Tokyo 2021. Australia’s Emma McKeon is the most decorated athlete of the Games currently with seven medals (four gold and three bronze), while Team USA’s Caeleb Dressel is the most golden with five Olympic titles in Tokyo.

Five other swimmers – Australia’s Kaylee McKeown and Ariarne Titmus, USA’s Katie Ledecky, and China’s Yufei Zhang – have four medals apiece. Archer San An leads all other athletes with three gold medals.

Notably, a total of 123 athletes from 22 different nations have won more than one medal at the 2021 Olympics.