Swimmers, Sprinters Dominate List Of USA’s Six Greatest Summer Olympians

Michael Phelps pointingThe United States once again dominated the Summer Olympics by winning the most medals (121) and the most golds (46) over the last two-and-a-half weeks in Rio de Janeiro.

Michael Phelps cemented his Olympic legacy by winning five gold medals and bringing his career total to 23, extending his own record. But is Phelps the best American athlete to ever compete at the Summer Olympic Games? Let’s take a look.

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