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Katie Ledecky, with her silver medal for the 400-meter freestyle swim. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
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Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States14161141
3Russian O.C.1012931
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