The U.S. women have competed so well at the Tokyo Summer Olympics that if they for some reason decided to form their own country, their medal haul would be among the highest in the world.

The female athletes on Team USA have collectively earned about 60 percent of the total 113 medals, including feats in fencing, gymnastics, shooting, swimming, track and field, water polo, wrestling and more. (By contrast, countries like Australia, Italy and Japan have 46, 40 and 58 medals respectively, all less than the U.S. women.)

That statistic, according to analysis by reporters with USA Today and NBC, underlines the continued growth of women’s sports in America and their competitive strength internationally. Read More