America has surged past China in the overall medal count at the Olympics. U.S. athletes have now earned 81 overall medals compared to China's 77.
The U.S. won seven medals in track and field alone Wednesday.
After winning silver in the last two Olympics, Allyson Felix gave thanks to God for helping her win the gold in the women's 200-meter. Fellow American Carmelita Jeter took bronze in that event.
In the men's 110-meter hurdles, Aries Merritt also publicly gave glory to God after winning the gold. Teammate and world champion Jason Richardson won the silver.
Brittney Reese won the gold in the women's long jump. She is only the second U.S. woman to win that event at the Olympics.
In beach volleyball, Misty May-Treanor and Kerry Walsh Jennings won their third straight Olympic gold. They defeated fellow Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy, who earned the silver medal.
Meanwhile, the United States is poised to medal in other ongoing competitions. The women's soccer team faces off Thursday with Japan in a the gold medal match.
In the decathlon, world record holder Ashton Eaton of the United States was the leader after five events. And world champion Trey Hardee of the United States was sitting in second place with five events to go.
And the men's basketball team led by stars like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James are on track for another gold medal. They just soundly defeated Australia, and are now heading into the semifinals against Argentina.