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Top Moments When Women Ruled Rio

The United States nearly swept the 2016 Summer Games winning 121 medals, the most out of any country. But can you guess how many of those medals were won by female athletes? 

The U.S. women took home 61 medals and the men took home 55. There were five medals awarded in mixed events, including equestrian and mixed-doubles tennis.  But American women won more than half of the gold medals, taking home 27 of the 46.

Women truly ruled the Rio Olympics, but not just American women. These female athletes dominated internationally and we're celebrating by sharing with you some of our favorite moments.

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