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Cal leads all universities in college Olympic medal count at Rio with 20 given out!

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Go Bears! Win the Big Medal!

Swimming - Olympics: Day 8 Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

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.

By Individuals:

13 Golds, 4 Silvers, 4 Bronze

By Events:

7 Golds, 3 Silvers, 4 Bronze

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

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

Nathan Adrian (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay, Bronze from Men’s 100 Free, Bronze from Men’s 50 Free, Gold from Men’s 4x100 Medley Relay

Anthony Ervin (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Free Relay, Gold from Men’s 50 Free

Kathleen Baker (USA) - Silver from Women’s 100 Back, Gold from Women’s 4x100 Medley Relay

Ryan Murphy (USA) - Gold from Men’s 100 Back, Gold from Men’s 200 Back, Gold fromMen’s 4x100 Medley Relay

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

Olivier Siegelaar (Netherlands) - Bronze from Men’s Eight

Tom Shields (USA) - Gold from Men’s 4x100 Medley Relay