The Houston Chronicle had a great story about Texas’ performance at the Olympic games. You can see the original article HERE.
If Texas was its own country – which, let’s be honest, to many of us, it is – it would rank eighth in the 2016 Olympics medal count with 42 total medals.
That means the Lone Star State by itself has more medals than all of Canada (22). Countries like Australia (29), Italy (28) and Spain (17) don’t want to get into any kind of medal-counting contest with Texas, either. Oh, and host country Brazil (19)? Thanks for all your medals.
The 26 gold medals from athletes with Texas ties, without taking in consideration medals from other states, would rank third, only behind the United States (46) and Great Britain (27).
Of course, if we took away all the United States’ medals that were won by Texans, then Texas would pass the U.S. as well. But, then again, we’re giving Texas credit for three gold medals for winning the men’s basketball championship and two for winning the women’s basketball title. Whatever, nerds. Texas Forever.
With the likes of Simone Biles, Simone Manuel, Kerron Clement, DeAndre Jordan, Jimmy Butler, Brittney Griner and Sarah Robles all hailing from Houston, a lot of countries wouldn’t want to deal with H-Town’s medal count of 10 golds, two silvers and two bronzes.
The University of Texas had a nice medal haul as well with nine golds, a silver and two bronzes. Longhorns grabbed five gold medals in swimming and three more in track and field.
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