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Rio Olympics: Medal count by US state

In which states were the most medal winners born?
Posted at 12:33 PM, Aug 18, 2016

The Olympics are a friendly battle for pride between rival nations — but for Americans they can be a battle for state pride as well.

In the 2016 Summer Olympics, American medal winners came from 39 different states, plus Washington D.C. There were also nine different international countries in which medal-winning athletes were born who competed for the United States.

In the end, California had a commanding lead among all states, with its natives earning 50 different medals in Rio, including 27 gold medals.

In our state-by-state medal count we tallied every person competing for the United States that won a medal, including all individual members of medal-winning teams like basketball and volleyball.

Check out our medal count below. Each state's tally is based on athletes that were born there, not ones who live and train there currently.


RELATED — Interactive map: See where all of America's 2016 medal winners are from

Clint Davis covers entertainment and trending news topics for the Scripps National Desk. Follow him on Twitter @MrClintDavis.