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At home in St. Paul, not far from the popular Hmong Village shopping mall, Lee's family showed off the wooden beam that her dad built for the backyard and directed camera crews toward the medals hanging on her bedroom wall.
Benard Keter is a member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Benard Keter didn't know if he would run again at his first Olympics but thought of other runners first.


Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States16171144
3Russian O.C.10141034
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