Team USA tops China in gold, silver, bronze -- and overall medal tally

Tokyo Olympics Basketball
Posted at 12:36 PM, Aug 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-08 12:48:29-04

TOKYO -- The medal count still counts in an Olympics staged amid a pandemic.

The big nations that typically dominate the medal tables have done so again.

The United States and China lead the way and the Russian bear has outperformed its 2016 medals total under a different flag.

Some small nations rose to the podium for the first time. So did one of the biggest.

None has celebrated with more joy than Italy's surprising track stars.