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Sam Willoughby talks with his wife, Olympic BMX racer Alise Willoughby, while training in Chula Vista, Calif. (Toni L. Sandys/The Post)
Alise and Sam Willoughby were BMX racing’s fastest couple. After he was paralyzed during a practice run, he found meaning again as her coach.

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
3Russian O.C.710623
4Japan134522
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