It was first highlighted by NBC's Nick Zaccardi on Twitter, but the United States has been incredibly dominant in the Summer Olympics. So much so that it was very notable that the U.S. went without a gold medal on Monday, Day 10 of the Rio Olympics. That gold-less day broke a streak of 29 straight days of Summer Olympic gold medals.
That's a streak that tracks all the way back to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. With 16 days in each Olympics, the streak contains nine days of Rio, all 16 days of London, and the last four days of the Beijing Games. And the streak was centimeters from continuing. Allyson Felix was incredibly close to winning Monday's women's 400-meter, but a last second dive by Shaunae Miller put Felix in second.
The U.S. has been dominant so far at Rio, leading all countries with 84 medals as of Tuesday night. Second place goes to China with 51. The U.S. also leads in gold medals with 28. The closest to that mark is Great Britain's 19.