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Gold medalist Carissa Moore said surfing brought the Olympics a lot of qualities they could use. (Nic Bothma/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)
The Hawaiian won gold in surfing and then made a compelling case for why it belongs at the Games.

Medals

Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States1111931
2China126927
3ROC710623
4Japan134522
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