U.S. edges China for most golds at Tokyo Games, also first in overall medals

With 39 gold medals, the U.S. Olympic Team finished at the top of the Tokyo Olympics gold medal standings. They edged past China in the final day of action.The 39 golds Team USA won at the Summer Olympics surpass their totals at the eight previous summer Olympic Games. They also have the 11th most golds at the Summer Olympics.The USA also led the Tokyo 2020 medals standings with 113 -- 39, 41 and 33 bronzes respectively. With 121 total medals won at Rio de Janeiro 2016, this makes the USA the second most successful Olympics since Los Angeles 1984.The USA entered the last day of Olympic action with two golds, behind China (which had 38), but they surpassed their total on Sunday. Their 38th and 37th golds were within minutes of each others as Jennifer Valente won women's omnium at the velodrome, while the dominant women’s basketball team won their seventh consecutive gold with a win of 90-75 over Japan.The Games were over. Team USA had 38 golds to share with China. China only had one remaining event.Keyshawn Davis fought Andy Cruz, Cuba's man in lightweight boxing. This was the first of three American chances. Cuba won the fight with Cruz on split-decision. Davis ended his Olympics journey with a silver medal, but the USA women's volleyball team beat Brazil in straight sets to claim America's 39th Gold.China had one last chance to win the Tokyo 2020 gold. Li Qian took on Lauren Price from Great Britain for the women's midweight category. Price won gold with a unanimous points vote.This ensured that USA finished clear on golds. They also had one more chance to increase their total through Richard Torrez Jr's super heavyweight fight against Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov. Jalolov won that fight on unanimous points, leaving Torrez Jr with the silver medal.With 113 medals, the USA finished 25 ahead of China. The ROC was third with 71 and Great Britain fourth with 65. The USA was the top gold medalist, with China second and hosts Japan third, with 27 and Great Britain fourth, respectively.