How many gold medals did USA have? Complete list of 2021 Olympic medalists from United States

By | August 9, 2021

Team USA is used to winning gold medals at the Olympic Games, especially during the summer.

In the history of the Summer Games, no country has medaled more than the United States. Through the 2021 Olympics, Team USA has 2,636 Summer Olympic medals to its name. Of those, 1,061 are gold. That’s better than 40 percent of Team USA’s medals.

In each of the previous two Olympic Games (2012 and 2016), Team USA earned 46 gold medals. Its high-water mark, 83, was reached during the 1984 Olympics, which were held in Los Angeles. Since 1948, the United States has never failed to win at least 32 gold medals. It kept that streak alive in 2021, although it fell short of matching its 2012 and 2016 hauls.

How did Team USA do in the gold medal department during the 2021 Tokyo Olympics? Here’s a look at every single gold medal it won as it looked to dominate on the world stage once again.

MORE: Complete Team USA medal count for 2021 Olympics

How many gold medals does USA have?

  • USA gold medal count: 39

The United States won 39 gold medals at the 2021 Olympics, which was first among all countries in Tokyo.

Who won Olympic gold for Team USA?

Here’s a full list of the athletes who won gold for Team USA during the 2021 Olympics.

Sport Athlete(s) Event
Athletics Valarie Allman Women’s discus
Athletics Athing Mu Women’s 800m
Athletics Sydney McLaughlin Women’s 400m hurdles
Athletics Ryan Crouser Men’s shot put
Athletics Katie Nageotte Women’s pole vault
Athletics Sydney McLaughlin, Allyson Felix, Dalilah Muhammad, Athing Mu Women’s 4×400 relay
Athletics Michael Cherry, Michael Norman, Bryce Deadmon, Rai Benjamin Men’s 4×400 relay
Basketball United States men’s national team Men’s final
Basketball United States women’s national team Women’s final
Basketball Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum, Jackie Young Women’s 3×3
Beach Volleyball April Ross, Alix Klineman Women’s final
Canoe Sprint Nevin Harrison Women’s C1 200m
Cycling Track Jennifer Valente Women’s omnium
Fencing Lee Kiefer Women’s foil final
Golf Xander Schauffele Men’s stroke play
Golf Nelly Korda Women’s stroke play
Gymnastics Sunisa Lee Women’s all-around
Gymnastics Jade Carey Women’s floor exercise
Shooting Vincent Hancock Men’s skeet shooting
Shooting Amber English Women’s skeet shooting
Shooting William Shaner Men’s 10m air rifle
Surfing Carissa Moore Women’s shortboard
Swimming Chase Kalisz Men’s 400m individual medley
Swimming Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Bowen Becker, Zach Apple Men’s 4x100m freestyle relay
Swimming Lydia Jacoby Women’s 100m breaststroke
Swimming Katie Ledecky Women’s 1500m freestyle
Swimming Bobby Finke Men’s 800m freestyle
Swimming Caeleb Dressel Men’s 100m freestyle
Swimming Katie Ledecky Women’s 800m freestyle
Swimming Caeleb Dressel Men’s 100m butterfly
Swimming Caeleb Dressel Men’s 50m freestyle
Swimming Bobby Finke Men’s 800m freestyle
Swimming Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew, Caeleb Dressel, Zach Apple Men’s 4×100 medley relay
Taekwondo Anastasija Zolotic Women’s taekwondo final
Volleyball United States women’s team Women’s final
Water polo United States women’s team Women’s final
Wrestling Tamyra Marianna Mensah Stock Women’s freestyle 68kg
Wrestling David Morris Taylor III Men’s freestyle 86kg
Wrestling Gable Steveson Men’s freestyle 125kg

2021 USA Olympic medal results by sport

Event Gold Silver Bronze Total
Artistic swimming
Athletics 7 12 7 26
Baseball 1 1
Softball 1 1
Basketball 2 2
Basketball 3×3 1 1
Beach volleyball 1 1
Boxing 3 1 4
Canoe slalom
Canoe sprint 1 1
Cycling: BMX Racing/Freestyle 1 1
Cycling Track 1 1 2
Diving 2 1 3
Equestrian 2 2
Fencing 1 1 2
Football (soccer) 1 1
Golf 2 2
Gymnastics 2 2 2 6
Karate 1 1
Marathon swimming
Modern Pentathlon
Shooting 3 2 1 6
Skateboarding 2 2
Sport climbing 1 1
Surfing 1 1
Swimming 11 10 9 30
Table tennis
Taekwondo 1 1
Trampoline gymnastics
Triathlon 1 1 2
Volleyball 1 1
Water polo 1 1
Weightlifting 1 1 2
Wrestling 3 2 4 9
Total 39 41 33 113