9 Glorious Olympic World Records

U.S. athletes have long history of going for — and winning — the gold

by Gabrielle Abdelnour | 09 Aug 2016 at 3:36 PM

It’s not considered arrogance if it’s true, right? We really are the best country.

For the entire existence of the Olympics, Americans have proven that we’re second to none. Our athletes have set records and broken them just as easily, and they continue to amaze not only us at home but the rest of the world as well.

Scroll through the gallery to see which Americans keep capturing gold.

  1. gymnastics
  2. katie-ledecky
  3. michael-phelps
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  5. popzette
  6. simone-biles
  7. swimming
  8. world-records

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