Which country had the more successful Olympics? USA won more overall medals (110 to 100), but China won a lot more golds (51 to 36). China 14 medals in gymnastics (9 gold) 11 medals in diving (7 gold out of 8 events) 8 golds in weightlifting 5 golds in shooting 4 golds in table tennis 3 golds in badminton 2 golds in trampoline!!!!! only 1 gold medal in swimming and 0 in track and field United States 31 medals in swimming (12 gold) 23 medals in track and field (7 gold) 10 medals in gymnastics (2 gold) gold in men's and women's basketball gold in men's and women's beach volleyball gold in men's indoor volleyball, silver in women's silver in men's and women's water polo gold in women's soccer silver in softball bronze in baseball China won a ton of medals in sports that require judging (gymnastics, diving, and trampoline), while USA dominated the major team sports. China sucks at swimming and track and field, two of the premier sports in the Olympics.