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Katie Ledecky held off a furious charge from Australia's Ariarne Titmus to win her third straight Olympic 800 meters. (Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post)
The 10th Olympic medal of her career completes a grueling program in Tokyo


Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
T1United States16171245
3Russian O.C.10151136
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Activists erect a sign in support of an eviction moratorium in Swampscott, Mass., on Oct. 14. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
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