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Cal Bears with 11 Olympic medals; eight event medals places them 9th in medal count

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At this point we might as well call the 2016 Rio Olympics the Cal swimming All-Star game (featuring Michael Phelps), because the Bears in the pool have captured all 11 medals up to this point. Cal’s 11 medals should have them close to the top of the leaderboard among all colleges if not at the top; we’ll try and have a college update for you later in the week.

Cal now has eight event medals in the women’s 4x200 meter free, women’s and men’s 4x100 meter free, men’s and women’s 100 meter backstroke, men’s 200 meter breaststroke, women’s 100 meter fly and men’s 100 meter free. By the traditional Olympic medal count, the Bears would rank ninth among all nations, trailing the United States, China, Japan, Australia, Russia, Great Britain, Italy, and South Korea.

Here’s a list of your current Cal medals from these 2016 Rio Games, along with a nation medal count featuring the Bears!

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
United States 11 11 10 32
China 10 5 8 23
Japan 6 1 11 18
Australia 5 2 5 12
Russia 4 7 4 15
South Korea 4 2 3 9
Italy 3 6 2 11
Great Britain 3 3 6 12
Cal 3 3 2 8

Calympians Medal Count:

(Through Women’s 4x200 Free Relay)

5 Golds, 4 Silvers, 2 Bronze

Dana Vollmer (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay, Bronze from Women’s 100 Fly

Abbey Weitzeil (USA) - Silver from Women’s 4x100 Free Relay

Nathan Adrian (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay, Bronze from Men’s 100 Free

Anthony Ervin (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay

Kathleen Baker (USA) - Silver from Women’s 100 Back

Ryan Murphy (USA) - Gold from Men’s 100 Back

Josh Prenot (USA) - Silver from Men’s 200 Breast

Missy Franklin (USA) - Gold from Women’s 4x200 Free Relay

Cierra Runge (USA)* - Gold from Women’s 4x200 Free Relay

*Runge is not one of the 50 Calympians on the Cal Athletics list, so our Calympian medal count may differ from their