Washington - Area #1 in Gold Medals So Far

By: Jennifer Martinez

Lee Jin-man/AP Photo for Washingtonian.com

Lee Jin-man/AP Photo for Washingtonian.com

The Olympics started last Friday, and it is no secret that Team USA is on fire. With more than 500 athletes on the team, what is surprising is that all gold medals are from athletes that are from the area. 

Between last Friday and now, Ginny Thrasher, Katie Ledecky, and Michael Phelps have contributed to the success of Team USA’s  gold medal count. Other athletes also contributed by winning bronze and silver as well. With more races left, it is suspected that the gold medals will add up by the end of the Olympics. To see the full list of Olympians from the DC area click here.