Nia Ali holds her son Titus while walking with Kristi Castlin after the women's 100m hurdles final.

Nia Ali holds her son Titus while walking with Kristi Castlin after the women's 100m hurdles final.

Erich Schlegel-USA TODAY Sports

U.S. Olympic Medalists by state: How PA, NJ and DE stacked up

Athletes from 87 different countries left Rio de Janeiro with Olympic medals this summer. The United States dominated the 2016 Rio Summer Games, tallying 121 total medals: 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze.

The United States won 51 more medals than China, which finished second in the overall count. The 46 gold medals won by team USA bested Great Britain’s gold total by 19. And, as expected, the United States won big over the last two weeks in the pool, on the track and on the courts.

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But the dominance by Team USA in the medal count by country doesn’t even tell the whole story. USA Basketball won gold in both the men and women’s tournament, for example, but the total tally only counts each of those as one gold medal.

In total, there were 1,913 athletes in Rio this summer who won an Olympic medal and the United States brought 214 of them. From Michael Phelps and his five golds and a silver to Kerri Walsh Jennings and her lone bronze, Team USA brought home a total of 267 Olympic medals.

Percentages of Olympic medals won in Rio

Percentages of Olympic medals won in Rio

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TeamUSA.org lists each American Olympian by home state — it’s not an exact science, as Carmelo Anthony, for example, was born in New York but famously grew up in Baltimore, and is listed in New York not Maryland — and California led the nation with 124 Olympians.

Pennsylvania was fourth on the list with 31 Olympians. New Jersey was sixth with 29. Delaware was tied for 36th, with two.

While Pennsylvania had more total Olympians than its neighbor across the Delaware River — thanks in part to the likes of Ajeé Wilson being listed under PA, not NJ — it was the Garden State that boasted more medalists, as New Jerseyeans won 11 medals in Rio to Pennsylvania’s 10.

Californians won 58 medals by 47 different Olympians, including individual medals for team events, which would have placed them fourth among all nations in the official medal count, ahead of Russia. (Note: the total number of Russian athletes who won medals was 104 competitors.)

Florida finished second in Olympians and total medals in the United States, with 39 and 23, respectively. Texas had 33 Olympians and that group left Rio with 22 medals. Maryland had just 11 Olympians in Rio, but thanks to Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky, that state went home with 17 medals, 13 of which were gold.

New York actually had fewer Olympians than Pennsylvania, but of their 30 participants, they earned a collective 15 medals. Indiana tied with New Jersey with 11 medals, though by just 13 athletes, and Illinois rounded out the states with double-digit medals, tying Pennsylvania with 10, though with just 17 competitors.

StateOlympiansMedals
California12458
Florida3923
Texas3322
Maryland1117
New York3015
Indiana1311
New Jersey2911
Illinois1710
Pennsylvania3110
Oregon147
Virginia147
Arizona96
Georgia146
Minnesota116
Washignton166
Massachusetts135
Michigan105
Mississippi45
Colorado194
Ohio134
Hawaii53
Missouri113
Nebraska43
Nevada43
Arkansas62
Iowa32
North Carolina42
Alabama11
Alaska21
Delaware21
District of Columbia31
Idaho21
Kansas31
Louisiana31
Maine11
New Hampshire41
Oklahoma11
South Carolina21
Connecticut90
Kentucky20
New Mexico20
Rhode Island40
South Dakota10
Tennessee20
U.S. Virgin Islands10
Utah40
Vermont10
Wisconsin50

Of the nine medalists from Pennsylvania, only swimmer Leah Smith, from Pittsburgh, won multiple medals. Philadelphia was well-represented on the medal stand in Rio, however, with Taylor Ellis-Watson winning gold in the 4×400 meter relay for her early-round runs, Kyle Lowry winning basketball gold and Nia Ali winning silver in the 100 meter hurdles.

Nearby Pennsylvanians did well in Rio, including Cierra Runge, from Cochranville, who won gold in the 4×200 meter freestyle relay, Phillip Dutton, from West Grove, who won an equestrian bronze and Nazareth’s Joe Kovacs, who won silver in the shot putt.

It’s safe to say the United States “won” the Olympics, though California seemed to do most of the work. Still, the Olympians from the Delaware Valley did pretty good for themselves as well this summer.

Olympic Medal Winners by State

Name (Last, First)SportHome StateGoldSilverBronzeTotal
COUSINS DeMarcusBASKETBALLAlabama1001
COGDELL CoreySHOOTINGAlaska0011
ELLISON BradyARCHERYArizona0112
MATTEK-SANDS BethanieTENNISArizona1001
CLAYE WillATHLETICSArizona0101
DORMAN SamDIVINGArizona0101
NADDOUR AlexanderARTISTIC GYMNASTICSArizona0011
CLEMONS KyleATHLETICSArkansas1001
HENDERSON JeffATHLETICSArkansas1001
DIRADO MadelineSWIMMINGCalifornia2114
FELIX AllysonATHLETICSCalifornia2103
VOLLMER DanaSWIMMINGCalifornia1113
ERVIN AnthonySWIMMINGCalifornia2002
WEITZEIL AbbeySWIMMINGCalifornia1102
HAMMER SarahCYCLING TRACKCalifornia0202
MASSIALAS AlexanderFENCINGCalifornia0112
CLARK KKWATER POLOCalifornia1001
CRAIG KamiWATER POLOCalifornia1001
DEROZAN DemarBASKETBALLCalifornia1001
DOUGLAS GabrielleARTISTIC GYMNASTICSCalifornia1001
FATTAL RachelWATER POLOCalifornia1001
FISCHER AriaWATER POLOCalifornia1001
FISCHER MakenzieWATER POLOCalifornia1001
GEORGE PaulBASKETBALLCalifornia1001
GILCHRIST KaleighWATER POLOCalifornia1001
HALL ArmanATHLETICSCalifornia1001
HILL SamiWATER POLOCalifornia1001
MATHEWSON CourtneyWATER POLOCalifornia1001
MUSSELMAN MadelineWATER POLOCalifornia1001
NEUSHUL KileyWATER POLOCalifornia1001
PRANDINI JennaATHLETICSCalifornia1001
SEIDEMANN MelissaWATER POLOCalifornia1001
SHIELDS Claressa MariaBOXINGCalifornia1001
SIMMONDS KerryROWINGCalifornia1001
STEFFENS MaggieWATER POLOCalifornia1001
TAURASI DianaBASKETBALLCalifornia1001
THOMPSON KlayBASKETBALLCalifornia1001
WASHINGTON ArianaATHLETICSCalifornia1001
DAVIS LucyEQUESTRIANCalifornia0101
PRENOT JoshSWIMMINGCalifornia0101
VALENTE JenniferCYCLING TRACKCalifornia0101
WINDER RuthCYCLING TRACKCalifornia0101
JOHNSON SteveTENNISCalifornia0011
LEE DavidVOLLEYBALLCalifornia0011
LLOYD CarliVOLLEYBALLCalifornia0011
LOWE KarstaVOLLEYBALLCalifornia0011
MEINHARDT GerekFENCINGCalifornia0011
PAINE CalebSAILINGCalifornia0011
PERRY-GLASS KaseyEQUESTRIANCalifornia0011
PETERS SteffenEQUESTRIANCalifornia0011
RHODE KimberlySHOOTINGCalifornia0011
ROBLES Sarah ElizabethWEIGHTLIFTINGCalifornia0011
ROSS AprilBEACH VOLLEYBALLCalifornia0011
SANDER TaylorVOLLEYBALLCalifornia0011
SMITH DavidVOLLEYBALLCalifornia0011
WALSH JENNINGS KerriBEACH VOLLEYBALLCalifornia0011
FRANKLIN MissySWIMMINGColorado1001
SMITH ClarkSWIMMINGColorado1001
COBURN EmmaATHLETICSColorado0011
SIMPSON JenniferATHLETICSColorado0011
DELLE DONNE ElenaBASKETBALLDelaware1001
DURANT KevinBASKETBALLDistrict of Columbia1001
MURPHY RyanSWIMMINGFlorida3003
BARTOLETTA TiannaATHLETICSFlorida2002
DRESSEL CaelebSWIMMINGFlorida2002
LEYVA DanellARTISTIC GYMNASTICSFlorida0202
FOWLES SylviaBASKETBALLFlorida1001
JOHNSON AshleighWATER POLOFlorida1001
LOCHTE RyanSWIMMINGFlorida1001
MARGALIS MelanieSWIMMINGFlorida1001
MCQUAY TonyATHLETICSFlorida1001
ROLLINS BriannaATHLETICSFlorida1001
SNYDER KatelinROWINGFlorida1001
FARRINGTON KentEQUESTRIANFlorida0101
GATLIN JustinATHLETICSFlorida0101
KAMINSKI JakeARCHERYFlorida0101
WILLIAMS VenusTENNISFlorida0101
AKINRADEWO FolukeVOLLEYBALLFlorida0011
BROCK Allison M.EQUESTRIANFlorida0011
GRAVES LauraEQUESTRIANFlorida0011
BENTZ GunnarSWIMMINGGeorgia1001
MOORE MayaBASKETBALLGeorgia1001
TAYLOR ChristianATHLETICSGeorgia1001
WEIR AmandaSWIMMINGGeorgia0101
CASTLIN KristiATHLETICSGeorgia0011
KUCHAR MattGOLFGeorgia0011
CHRISTENSON MicahVOLLEYBALLHawaii0011
SHOJI ErikVOLLEYBALLHawaii0011
SHOJI KawikaVOLLEYBALLHawaii0011
ARMSTRONG KristinCYCLING ROADIdaho1001
DWYER ConorSWIMMINGIllinois1012
AKINOSUN MorolakeATHLETICSIllinois1001
CORDES KevinSWIMMINGIllinois1001
HELD RyanSWIMMINGIllinois1001
SMOLIGA OliviaSWIMMINGIllinois1001
JAGER EvanATHLETICSIllinois0101
JAESCHKE ThomasVOLLEYBALLIllinois0011
MURPHY KellyVOLLEYBALLIllinois0011
ROBINSON KelseyVOLLEYBALLIllinois0011
KING LillySWIMMINGIndiana2002
BOUDIA DavidDIVINGIndiana0112
CATCHINGS TamikaBASKETBALLIndiana1001
ELMORE AmandaROWINGIndiana1001
PIERONI BlakeSWIMMINGIndiana1001
DYGERT ChloeCYCLING TRACKIndiana0101
JOHNSON SteeleDIVINGIndiana0101
RAM RajeevTENNISIndiana0101
SPENCER AshleyATHLETICSIndiana0011
BARNES HarrisonBASKETBALLIowa1001
BANWARTH KaylaVOLLEYBALLIowa0011
HERNANDEZ Nico MiguelBOXINGKansas0011
AUGUSTUS SeimoneBASKETBALLLouisiana1001
LOGAN EleanorROWINGMaine1001
PHELPS MichaelSWIMMINGMaryland5106
LEDECKY KatieSWIMMINGMaryland4105
CONGER JackSWIMMINGMaryland1001
MAROULIS Helen LouiseWRESTLINGMaryland1001
MCCOUGHTRY AngelBASKETBALLMaryland1001
SNYDER Kyle FrederickWRESTLINGMaryland1001
KALISZ ChaseSWIMMINGMaryland0101
RUSSELL AaronVOLLEYBALLMaryland0011
RAISMAN AlexandraARTISTIC GYMNASTICSMassachusetts1203
HIXON MikeDIVINGMassachusetts0101
STONE GenevraROWINGMassachusetts0101
SCHMITT AllisonSWIMMINGMichigan1102
GREEN DraymondBASKETBALLMichigan1001
SHIELDS TomSWIMMINGMichigan1001
GLASS AlishaVOLLEYBALLMichigan0011
PLUMMER DavidSWIMMINGMinnesota1012
JORGENSEN GwenTRIATHLONMinnesota1001
WHALEN LindsayBASKETBALLMinnesota1001
CATLIN KellyCYCLING TRACKMinnesota0101
POST AliseCYCLING BMXMinnesota0101
BOWIE ToriATHLETICSMississippi1113
REESE BrittneyATHLETICSMississippi0101
KENDRICKS SamATHLETICSMississippi0011
GARRETT ZachARCHERYMissouri0101
COX J'den Michael TboryWRESTLINGMissouri0011
TROY MurphyVOLLEYBALLMissouri0011
SOCK JackTENNISNebraska1012
LARSON-BURBACH JordanVOLLEYBALLNebraska0011
MILLER CodySWIMMINGNevada1012
FIELDS ConnorCYCLING BMXNevada1001
GOBBO TessaROWINGNew Hampshire1001
HERNANDEZ LaurenARTISTIC GYMNASTICSNew Jersey1102
GARDNER EnglishATHLETICSNew Jersey1001
IRVING KyrieBASKETBALLNew Jersey1001
SCHMETTERLING LaurenROWINGNew Jersey1001
WORRELL KelsiSWIMMINGNew Jersey1001
JAEGER ConnorSWIMMINGNew Jersey0101
STEVENSON ShakurBOXINGNew Jersey0101
AKSAMIT MonicaFENCINGNew Jersey0011
MUHAMMAD IbtihajFENCINGNew Jersey0011
WOZNIAK DagmaraFENCINGNew Jersey0011
ANTHONY CarmeloBASKETBALLNew York1001
BIRD SueBASKETBALLNew York1001
CHARLES TinaBASKETBALLNew York1001
HASTINGS NatashaATHLETICSNew York1001
MUHAMMAD DalilahATHLETICSNew York1001
MUSNICKI MeghanROWINGNew York1001
REGAN EmilyROWINGNew York1001
STEWART BreannaBASKETBALLNew York1001
HOMER DarylFENCINGNew York0101
MADDEN ElizabethEQUESTRIANNew York0101
NEAL LiaSWIMMINGNew York0101
WARD McLainEQUESTRIANNew York0101
ANDERSON MatthewVOLLEYBALLNew York0011
CHAMLEY-WATSON MilesFENCINGNew York0011
IMBODEN RaceFENCINGNew York0011
BAKER KathleenSWIMMINGNorth Carolina1102
HARRISON KaylaJUDOOhio1001
ADAMS RachaelVOLLEYBALLOhio0011
HOLT MaxwellVOLLEYBALLOhio0011
MURPHY ClaytonATHLETICSOhio0011
ROBERTS GilATHLETICSOklahoma1001
CENTROWITZ MatthewATHLETICSOregon1001
CROUSER RyanATHLETICSOregon1001
EATON AshtonATHLETICSOregon1001
CHELIMO Paul KipkemoiATHLETICSOregon0101
HILL KimberlyVOLLEYBALLOregon0011
RUPP GalenATHLETICSOregon0011
ZAGUNIS MarielFENCINGOregon0011
SMITH LeahSWIMMINGPennsylvania1012
ELLIS-WATSON TaylorATHLETICSPennsylvania1001
LOWRY KyleBASKETBALLPennsylvania1001
POLK AmandaROWINGPennsylvania1001
RUNGE CierraSWIMMINGPennsylvania1001
ALI NiaATHLETICSPennsylvania0101
KOVACS JoeATHLETICSPennsylvania0101
DIETZEN Christa HarmottoVOLLEYBALLPennsylvania0011
DUTTON PhillipEQUESTRIANPennsylvania0011
MORRIS SandiATHLETICSSouth Carolina0101
BILES SimoneARTISTIC GYMNASTICSTexas4015
MANUEL SimoneSWIMMINGTexas2204
KOCIAN MadisonARTISTIC GYMNASTICSTexas1102
MEILI CatherineSWIMMINGTexas1012
BUTLER JimmyBASKETBALLTexas1001
CARTER MichelleATHLETICSTexas1001
CLEMENT KerronATHLETICSTexas1001
FEIGEN JamesSWIMMINGTexas1001
FRANCIS PhyllisATHLETICSTexas1001
GRINER BrittneyBASKETBALLTexas1001
JORDAN DeAndreBASKETBALLTexas1001
OKOLO CourtneyATHLETICSTexas1001
GALLOWAY JackieTAEKWONDOTexas0011
MERRITT LashawnATHLETICSVirginia1012
HAAS TownleySWIMMINGVirginia1001
MCCORORY FrancenaATHLETICSVirginia1001
THRASHER VirginiaSHOOTINGVirginia1001
VERBURG DavidATHLETICSVirginia1001
PRIDDY William ReidVOLLEYBALLVirginia0011
ADRIAN NathanSWIMMINGWashington2024
STEVENS TravisJUDOWashington0101
THOMPSON CourtneyVOLLEYBALLWashington0011
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