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Maryland Is Beating Most Nations In Olympic Gold Medals

Thanks, swimmers.
Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky had seven gold medals between them as Friday began.
Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky had seven gold medals between them as Friday began.

Maryland, which boasts the terrapin as its state reptile, is slowly and steadily winning the medal-count race against most nations in Rio. 

Swimmers with ties to the state had won a total of 13 medals at the Olympics ― including 10 golds ― as of Friday morning, according to the Baltimore Sun. If multiple members of a winning relay team were from Maryland, the Sun counted that as multiple medals. 

Michael Phelps has accounted for four of the golds. Katie Ledecky has won three gold medals, plus a silver. Allison Schmitt, Cierra Runge, Jack Conger and Chase Kalisz also helped with the medal count.

For a state that ranked 19th in population last year, Maryland’s total is pretty impressive.

A certain Maryland bigwig seems to agree:

H/T Time 

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