One U.S. college has won more Olympic medals than some countries

Bahamas' Shaunae Miller, left, beats United States' Allyson Felix, second right, to win the women's 400-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Bahamas' Shaunae Miller, left, beats United States' Allyson Felix, second right, to win the women's 400-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Credit: Martin Meissner

Credit: Martin Meissner

Headlines Tuesday morning highlighted an unexpected win by Bahamian sprinter Shaunae Miller, who beat out Allyson Felix for the gold medal in the women's 400-meter final when she dove over the finish line.

"Things happen," Miller said about the upset. "Hey, I got a gold medal."

Miller, 22, is one of many athletes from The University of Georgia to bring home medals. So far, the Bulldogs have as many medals -- 10 -- as host country Brazil.

Chase Kalisz, Allison Schmitt and Amanda Weir each won silver for the U.S. this year. Chantal Van Landeghem won a bronze medal for Canada.

If UGA was a sovereign nation, it would be tied for 14th place among the 205 countries competing in the Olympics.

UGA's Gunnar Bentz was one of four U.S. swimmers who were robbed Sunday by gunmen pretending to be Rio de Janeiro police officers.

Bentz made history by being the first male Bulldog swimmer to win an Olympic gold medal.

UGA swimmers have won 11 gold medals at all games. Most of UGA’s winners have been women.

Former Georgia volleyball player Alexandra Oquendo is competing in Rio this year as part of Puerto Rico's team. Oquendo was with the Bulldogs from 2002 to 2005.

Michael Phelps has won 23 gold medals all by himself. If the Republic of Phelps was a country, it would be in 38th place for the most gold medals won in the long history of the Olympics.

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Posted by University of Georgia on Saturday, August 6, 2016

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