The California Golden Bears are trying to match their London totals of 23 overall medals rewarded to Cal athletes in London, and after Week 1 they’re already up to 20, with their 14 event medals placing them in top ten range. With the swimming events concluded, it’s not a guarantee they reach it, but they are at the moment number one in another important category.
After the first week of action, Cal is first in the university Olympic medal count. The Bears currently have 20 medals which would place them first among all universities. Stanford has 17 medals in all.
(If you parse it down to event medals, Cal has captured 14 event medals, beating out Stanford’s 11. No other program has even captured ten event medals, so I’d imagine Cal is still in first)
Cal Bears have also captured a grand total of 12 individual gold medals, the most of any university. Stanford has nine, Michigan and Texas six each. If you parse it down to event medals, Cal Bears have given the United States seven gold medals in all, trailing only Stanford’s eight.
Go Bears! Full medal count below.
13 Golds, 4 Silvers, 4 Bronze
7 Golds, 3 Silvers, 4 Bronze