Michael Phelps now has more medals than 148 countries

Shortly after Michael’s Phelps supposedly "disastrous" defeat in the 200m butterfly to South Africa’s Chad le Clos today, he collected his 15th gold in 800-meter freestyle, giving him a record 19 total career medals. Phelps has now not only performed every other athlete in the history of the games, but many entire countries.  Of the ...

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Shortly after Michael's Phelps supposedly "disastrous" defeat in the 200m butterfly to South Africa's Chad le Clos today, he collected his 15th gold in 800-meter freestyle, giving him a record 19 total career medals.

Phelps has now not only performed every other athlete in the history of the games, but many entire countries.  Of the 205 countries that participate in the Olympics, 148 have fewer than 19 medals. Not too shabby.

Full list below the jump:

Shortly after Michael’s Phelps supposedly "disastrous" defeat in the 200m butterfly to South Africa’s Chad le Clos today, he collected his 15th gold in 800-meter freestyle, giving him a record 19 total career medals.

Phelps has now not only performed every other athlete in the history of the games, but many entire countries.  Of the 205 countries that participate in the Olympics, 148 have fewer than 19 medals. Not too shabby.

Full list below the jump:

Afghanistan: 1

Albania : 0

Armenia: 10

Algeria: 14

American Samoa: 0

Andorra: 0

Angola: 0

Antigua & Barbuda: 0

Aruba: 0

Azerbaijan: 17

Bahamas: 10

Bahrain: 1

Bangladesh: 0

Barbados: 0

Belize: 0

Benin: 0

Bermuda: 1

Bhutan: 0

Bolivia: 0

Bosnia-Herzegovina:0

Botswana: 0

Brunei: 0

Burkina Faso: 1

Burundi: 1

Cambodia: 0

Cameron: 5

Cape Verde: 0

Cayman Islands: 0

Central African Rep: 0

Chad: 0

Chile: 13

Colombia: 10

Comoros: 0

Congo: 0

Congo DR: 0

Cook Islands: 0

Costa Rica:4

Croatia: 17

Cyprus: 0

Djibouti: 1

Dominica: 0

Dominican Republic: 4

Ecuador: 2

El Salvador: 0

Equatorial Guinea: 0

Eritrea: 1

Fed. States of Micronesia: 0

Fiji: 0

Gabon: 0

Gambia: 0

Georgia: 18

Ghana: 4

Grenada: 0

Guam: 0

Guatemala: 0

Guinea: 0

Guinea-Bissau: 0

Guyana: 1

Haiti: 2

Honduras: 0

Hong Kong 2

Iceland: 3

Iraq: 1

Israel: 7

Jordan: 0

Kiribati: 0

Kuwait: 1

Kyrgyzstan: 3

Laos: 0

Latvia: 17

Lebanon: 4

Lesotho: 0

Liberia: 0

Libya: 0

Lichtenstein: 0

Lithuania: 16

Luxembourg: 5

Macedonia: 1

Madagascar: 0

Malawi: 0

Malaysia: 4

Maldives: 0

Mali:0

Malta: 0

Mauritania: 0

Mauritius: 1

Moldova: 5

Monaco: 1

Mozambique: 2

Myanmar: 0

Namibia: 4

Nauru: 0

Nepal: 0

Nicaragua: 0

Niger: 1

Oman: 0

Pakistan: 10

Palau: 0

Palestine: 0

Panama: 3

Papua New Guinea: 0

Paraguay: 1

Peru: 4

Philippines:9

Puerto Rico: 6

Qatar: 2

Rwanda: 0

Samoa: 0

San Marino:0

Sao Tome & Principe: 0

Saudi Arabia: 2

Senegal: 1

Serbia: 3

Seychelles: 0

Sierra Leone: 0

Singapore: 2

Slovenia: 15

Solomon Islands: 0

Somalia: 0

Sri Lanka: 2

St. Kitts-Nevis: 0

St. Lucia: 0

St. Vincent: 0

Sudan: 1

Suriname: 2

Swaziland: 0

Syria: 3

Tajikistan: 2

Tanzania: 2

Togo: 1

Tonga: 1

Trinidad & Tobago: 14

Tunisia: 7

Turkmenistan: 0

Tuvalu: 0

Uganda: 6

United Arab Emirates: 1

United Arab Rep.: 0

Uruguay: 10 

Uzbekistan: 17

Vanuatu: 0

Venezuela: 11

Vietnam: 2

Virgin Islands UK: 0

Virgin Islands US: 0

Yemen: 0

Zambia: 2

Zimbabwe: 8

 

 

Hillary Hurd is an editorial researcher at Foreign Policy.

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