PHOTOS: 18 of the U.S.'s gold medals came from Maryland Olympians

Posted at 11:51 AM, Aug 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 11:51:55-04

Maryland may be where Olympians are made. 

Athletes from the Old Line State cleaned up in Rio, winning 18 gold medals.

So, if Maryland were a country, it would've ranked fifth in the world for most gold medals. 

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Michael Phelps, a Towson native, won five golds and one silver. Bethesda native Katie Ledecky brought home four golds and one silver.

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