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The 2016 Rio Olympics have come to a close with Americans earning 121 medals -- 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze -- their biggest haul ever, not counting the boycotted 1984 Los Angeles Games or the 1904 St. Louis Games, when hardly anyone else showed up.

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom sets world record in 100 butterfly

Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 100-meter butterfly in world-record time. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)
Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's 100-meter butterfly in world-record time. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)

Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom broke her own world record in the 100-meter butterfly Sunday to win gold at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

Sjostrom finished in 55.48 seconds, ahead of second-place Penny Olesiak of Canada, and drew a loud cheer from the half-full building.

Dana Vollmer, the event’s defending Olympic champion who returned to swimming after giving birth 16 months ago, took bronze.

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