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Stanford Is the Olympics' Fifth-Best "Country"

Led by Katie Ledecky, Stanford is breaking records and racking up medals.

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Katie Ledecky closed out her second Olympic Games in dominating fashion, winning a gold in the 800 meter freestyle and smashing her own world record by two seconds. She was over 11 seconds ahead of second-place Jazmin Carlin. With the win, she earned her fifth medal and became the most decorated Stanford athlete in a single Olympics.

Maya DiRado also made history in her final Olympic Games, as she earned her fourth medal. She is now tied as the second-most decorated Stanford athlete in a single Olympics (only behind Ledecky).

Alexander Massialas won the bronze in team foil, helping to end Team USA's 84-year drought without a medal in the event. Massialas previously won a silver medal in individual foil.

Stanford now has gold medals in six different events, tying it for the fifth-best "country" in the world. The only countries ahead of Stanford are: the US (20), China (13), Great Britain (7), and Japan (7).