The Chinese would say they did based on gold medals, 51-36.
The Americans would say they did based on total medals, 110-100.
But what if we split the difference and scored it on a weighted system, 3 for gold, 2 for silver and 1 for bronze? Seems like a reasonable idea to me.
Final score: China 223, U.S. 220.
Wow, that’s close. And to think, we were only a couple of dropped batons and a few underaged gymnasts away from taking the whole thing.