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Tokyo Olympics 2020: Americans who have won gold medals at the Games

The United States has racked up a bunch of gold medals through the first week of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

There have been some triumphs, some upsets and some shocks in Tokyo as the Olympics march onward.

Read below for a list of Americans who have won gold medals at the Summer Olympics this time around.

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Caeleb Dressel, Swimming

Caeleb Dressel of the United States stands on the podium after receiving his gold medal for the men’s 100-meter freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Caeleb Dressel, 24, won his first individual gold medal in the men’s 100-meter freestyle. Before that, he had racked up medals in team events. He won his third gold medal after breaking his own world record in the men’s 100-meter butterfly.

Amber English, Shooting

Amber English, of the United States, celebrates with her gold medal in the women's skeet at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Amber English, of the United States, celebrates with her gold medal in the women’s skeet at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Amber English, 31, is one of the best skeet shooters in the world and she got her first Olympic gold medal in the event. English is a U.S. Army 1st lieutenant.

Robert Finke, Swimming

Robert Finke of the United States poses with his gold medal for the men's 800-meters freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Robert Finke of the United States poses with his gold medal for the men’s 800-meters freestyle final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Robert Finke, 21, made history when he became the first male to win the 800-meter freestyle. The event was new in the men’s category for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It was his first gold medal.

Vincent Hancock, Shooting

Gold medalist Vincent Hancock, of the United States, takes a selfie with his coach after the men's skeet at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Gold medalist Vincent Hancock, of the United States, takes a selfie with his coach after the men’s skeet at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Vincent Hancock, 32, picked up his third individual gold medal in skeet shooting. He previously won in the 2008 Olympics and the 2012 Olympics.

Lydia Jacoby, Swimming

Lydia Jacoby, of the United States, poses with the gold medal after winning the final of the women's 100-meter breaststroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Lydia Jacoby, of the United States, poses with the gold medal after winning the final of the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Lydia Jacoby, 17, became the first Alaska native to win a gold medal at the Summer Olympics. She picked up a victory in the 100-meter breaststroke.

Chase Kalisz, Swimming

Chase Kalisz of the US reacts after winning the Men's 400m individual medley at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Chase Kalisz of the US reacts after winning the Men’s 400m individual medley at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Chase Kalisz, 27, was the first American to win a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. He won the 400-meter medley. He had picked up a silver in the same event in 2016.

Lee Kiefer, Fencing

Gold medalist Lee Kiefer of the United States, holds her gold medal during the medal ceremony for the women's individual Foil final competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Chiba, Japan. (Associated Press)

Gold medalist Lee Kiefer of the United States, holds her gold medal during the medal ceremony for the women’s individual Foil final competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Chiba, Japan. (Associated Press)

Lee Kiefer, 27, became the first American fencer to win a gold medal in individual foil. She won the third overall gold medal for the Americans in Tokyo.

Katie Ledecky, Swimming

Katie Ledecky, of the United States, reacts following her swim in a heat of the women's 1500-meter freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Katie Ledecky, of the United States, reacts following her swim in a heat of the women’s 1500-meter freestyle at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Katie Ledecky’s dominance in the pool continued. The 24-year-old participated and won gold in the first female 1500-meter freestyle. She closed out her Olympic appearance with another gold in the women’s 800-meter freestyle for the third consecutive time. 

Suni Lee, Gymnastics

Sunisa Lee, of United States, reacts as she poses for a picture after winning the gold medal in the artistic gymnastics women's all-around final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Sunisa Lee, of United States, reacts as she poses for a picture after winning the gold medal in the artistic gymnastics women’s all-around final at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Suni Lee delivered a clutch performance in the individual all-around in Simone Biles’ absence. She became the first Hmong American to win the gold medal.

Carissa Moore, Surfing

Carissa Moore, of the United States, celebrates winning the gold medal of the women's surfing competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Tsurigasaki beach in Ichinomiya, Japan. (Associated Press)

Carissa Moore, of the United States, celebrates winning the gold medal of the women’s surfing competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Tsurigasaki beach in Ichinomiya, Japan. (Associated Press)

Carissa Moore, 28, introduced the world to surfing at the Olympics and she won gold for the U.S. in the women’s shortboard.

William Shaner, Shooting

William Shaner, of the United States, holds his gold medal on after the men's 10-meter air rifle at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

William Shaner, of the United States, holds his gold medal on after the men’s 10-meter air rifle at the Asaka Shooting Range in the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

William Shaner, 20, won the gold in the 10-meter air rifle event. He entered the Olympics having won gold in the 2020 World Cup. It was his first Olympic gold medal.

Anastasija Zolotic, Taekwondo

U.S. Olympian Anastasija Zolotic holds her gold medal during a ceremony for the taekwondo women's 57kg at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

U.S. Olympian Anastasija Zolotic holds her gold medal during a ceremony for the taekwondo women’s 57kg at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

Anastasija Zolotic, 18, picked up the victory in the 57-kilogram event in Tokyo. It is her first gold medal.

4×100 Men’s Swimming Freestyle Relay

United States men's 4x100m freestyle relay team of Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Bowen Beck and Zach Apple, celebrate with their medals after winning the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

United States men’s 4x100m freestyle relay team of Caeleb Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Bowen Beck and Zach Apple, celebrate with their medals after winning the gold medal at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Monday, July 26, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

The American relay team took home the gold in Tokyo. The team included Dressel, Blake Pieroni, Bowe Becker, Zach Apple and alternate Brooks Curry.

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3×3 Women’s Basketball

U.S. players Kelsey Plum, left, Stefanie Dolson (13), Jacquelyn Young (8) and Allisha Gray celebrate after defeating Russian Olympic Committee in a women's 3-on-3 gold medal basketball game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

U.S. players Kelsey Plum, left, Stefanie Dolson (13), Jacquelyn Young (8) and Allisha Gray celebrate after defeating Russian Olympic Committee in a women’s 3-on-3 gold medal basketball game at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Tokyo. (Associated Press)

The 3-on-3 women’s basketball team won the gold in the sport’s debut at the Olympics. The U.S. team included Stefanie Dolson, Allisha Gray, Kelsey Plum and Jackie Young.

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