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Alexis Sablone of the United States attends a street skateboarding practice session on Friday in Tokyo. (Markus Schreiber/AP)
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Katie Ledecky enters the Tokyo Olympics with outsize expectations and will try to show how much faster she is five years after dominating the Rio Games.


Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
2United States42410
T5S. Korea2035
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