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Which country won the most medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro?

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At the 2016 Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, the United States emerged as the top medal-winning nation. Their athletes secured an impressive 46 gold medals and a total of 121 medals across various events. This remarkable achievement reaffirmed the United States’ dominance in Olympic sports.

Notably, athletes from 87 nations earned medals during these games, breaking the record for the most nations winning medals at a single edition of the Olympics. Additionally, it was a historic moment for several countries, including Vietnam, Kosovo, Fiji, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Bahrain, Jordan, Tajikistan, and Ivory Coast, as they won their first-ever Olympic gold medals1.