US Women Are The Biggest Winners Of The Rio Olympics

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If American athletes were divided into two separate countries – male and female – the women would rank third in gold medals and fourth in total medals.

The female Team USA athletes were a force to be reckoned with at Rio Olympics 2016.

The women dominated the Summer Games in the medal department by winning 27 of the 46 American gold medals. In fact, if the American athletes were to be divided into two separate countries — male and female  the women would rank third in gold medals and fourth in total medals.

Track and field sprinter Allyson Felix took two gold medals in relays and a silver medal in the 400 meters. She now has six gold medals, the most held by any female runner in the world. Similarly, gymnast Simone Biles made history by winning four gold medals and a bronze.

Swimmer Katie Ledecky smashed the world record in the 400m and 800m, while swimmer Simone Manuel became the first African-American woman to win gold in individual swimming.

Team USA fencing star Ibtihaj Muhammad didn't get the gold — she took home a bronze medal instead  but she made history as the first American athlete to compete at the game wearing a hijab.

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