2016 Rio Olympics: Medal Count Standings Through Sixth Full Day Of Events (Updated)

The 2016 Rio Olympics are just about at the end of their first full week of competition, and the race for the top of the overall medal count standings is really heating up. The United States is pulling further and further out front while China is trying to keep right there with them. More countries are winning their first medals, but a number of others are separating themselves from the pack and staying at the top of the standings.

On Thursday, the United States continued their winning ways, and Kayla Harrison, who is expected to retire following the 2016 Rio Olympics, won gold yet again. As reported by USA Today, she defeated France’s Audrey Techeumeo to win a second gold medal in the 78kg weight class.

The crowd in Brazil was hoping the 26-year-old Harrison would go on to face Mayra Aguiar, her longtime rival. They have split their first 14 meetings, but it wasn’t meant to be for these games. Harrison is just the second American to ever win two Olympic medals in judo.

As exciting as Day 6 has already been in the 2016 Rio Olympics, there is so much more to come, and it includes Ryan Lochte and Michael Phelps facing off in the pool for one last time. Phelps will attempt to win his 22nd Olympic gold medal, but he will have to get past his teammate Lochte to do it.

Time spoke with Lochte about being on the same team as Phelps for the last few years and having to watch as the medals keep piling up. When asked if he was glad to have Phelps swimming in his era, though, Lochte had a rather interesting answer.

“Yes and no. My career would definitely be different. I guess you would say I’d be like the Michael Phelps of swimming if he wasn’t there. But at the same time I love a challenge, and that’s why I do the events that I do and going up against him is a challenge.”

She will focus on the world of MMA after the Olympics are officially over.

Country: Gold – Silver – Bronze – Total

  • 1. United States: 16 -12 – 10 – 38
  • 2. China: 11 – 8 – 11 – 30
  • 3. Japan: 7 – 2 – 13 – 22
  • 4. Russia: 4 – 8 – 7 – 19
  • 5. Great Britain: 4 – 6 – 6 – 16
  • 6. Australia: 5 – 4 – 6 – 15
  • 7. Italy: 3 – 6 – 3 – 12
  • 8(t). South Korea: 5 – 2 – 4 – 11
  • 8(t). France: 2 – 4 – 5 – 11
  • 10. Germany: 4 – 3 – 1 – 8
  • 11(t). Hungary: 5 – 1 – 1 – 7
  • 11(t). Kazakhstan: 2 – 2 – 3 – 7
  • 11. Canada: 1 – 1 – 5 – 7
  • 14(t). Netherlands: 1 – 2 – 2 – 5
  • 14(t). New Zealand: 1 – 4 – 0 – 5
  • 16(t). Thailand: 2 – 1 – 1 – 4
  • 16(t). North Korea: 0 – 2 – 2 – 4
  • 16(t). South Africa: 0 – 3 – 1 – 4
  • 16(t). Sweden: 1 – 2 – 1 – 4
  • 19(t). Chinese Taipei: 1 – 0 – 2 – 3
  • 19(t). Slovenia: 1 – 1 – 1 – 3
  • 19(t). Belgium: 1 – 1 – 1 – 3
  • 19(t). Brazil: 1 – 1 – 1 – 3
  • 19(t). Spain: 2 – 0 – 1 – 3
  • 19(t). Switzerland: 2 – 0 – 1 – 3
  • 19(t). Poland: 1 – 0 – 2 – 3
  • 19(t). Ukraine: 0 – 2 – 1 – 3
  • 28(t). Indonesia: 0 – 2 – 0 – 2
  • 28(t). Greece: 1 – 0 – 1 – 2
  • 28(t). Uzbekistan: 0 – 0 – 2 – 2
  • 28(t). Colombia: 1 – 1 – 0 – 2
  • 28(t). Slovakia: 1 – 1 – 0 – 2
  • 28(t). Croatia: 2 – 0 – 0 – 2
  • 28(t). Vietnam: 1 – 1 – 0 – 2
  • 28(t). Denmark: 0 – 2 – 0 – 2
  • 28(t). Georgia: 0 – 1 – 1 – 2
  • 28(t). Lithuania: 0 – 1 – 1 – 2
  • 28(t). Egypt: 0 – 0 – 2 – 2
  • 28(t). Czech Republic: 1 – 0 – 1 – 2
  • 28(t). Azerbaijan: 0 – 2 – 0 – 2
  • 41(t). Argentina: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  • 41(t). Fiji: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  • 41(t). Romania: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  • 41(t). Kosovo: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1
  • 41(t). Independent Olympic Athletes: 1 -0 -0 – 1
  • 41(t). Philippines: 0 – 1 – 0 – 1
  • 41(t). Turkey: 0 – 1 – 0 – 1
  • 41(t). Malaysia: 0 – 1 – 0 – 1
  • 41(t). Mongolia: 0 – 1 – 0 – 1
  • 41(t). Israel: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1
  • 41(t). Estonia: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1
  • 41(t). Norway: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1
  • 41(t). Tunisia: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1
  • 41(t). Kyrgyzstan: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1
  • 41(t). Portugal: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1
  • 41(t). United Arab Emirates: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1

t = tie

Final update at 10:45 p.m. ET

Update #2 at 7:20 p.m. ET

Update #1 at 5:10 p.m. ET

In all, there are 205 countries competing in these Olympics, so if a country isn’t listed, they haven’t won any medals at all yet.

There are a number of medal events that will still take place on Thursday, including cycling, fencing, rugby, table tennis, and swimming. Some huge competitions are going to take place later on in the day, and it is set to be an iconic day in the world of sports.

As those events conclude, the list above will be updated to show the full medal results for day two of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

As the Olympic Games move forward, there are going to be many more medals won since there are still so many events to take place. The current medal count standings have the United States out front, with China a distant second and the pack trickling backward from there. Still, anything is possible, with a lot of time and numerous medals yet to be won.

[Photo by Alex Ferro/Jogos Rio 2016/Getty Images]