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U.S top medals table for third successive Olympic Games

Tokyo, Aug. 8, 2021

The U.S topped the Olympics medals table for the third successive time after ending the Tokyo Games on Sunday with a best 39 gold, 41 silver and 33 bronze medals.

American highlights included veteran Alysson Felix winning a gold medal in the 4×400 metres relay and a bronze medal individually to become their most decorated track athlete of all-time.

In the pool, they also had massive success.

This was through freestyle stars Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky, though she was beaten by upcoming Australian Ariarne Titmus in a couple of the shorter races.

China, hosts of the Winter Games in 2022, were second in the table with a 38-32-18 tally while hosts Japan set a national record of 27-14-17.

Great Britain had its least successful Games since Beijing 2008 but was still the top European nation on 22-21-22.

The Russian team —— officially competing as neutrals due to a doping ban —-  were fifth on 20-28-23.

At the other end of the scale, minnows San Marino could celebrate an astonishing three-medal haul (0-1-2) from a delegation containing only five athletes.

Burkina Faso had its first-ever Olympic medallist through triple jumper Hugues Fabrice Zango.

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 39 41 33 113
2 China 38 32 18 88
3 Japan 27 14 17 58
4 Great Britain 22 21 22 65
5 ROC 20 28 23 71
6 Australia 17 7 22 46
7 Netherlands 10 12 14 36
8 France 10 12 11 33
9 Germany 10 11 16 37
10 Italy 10 10 20 40
11 Canada 7 6 11 24
12 Brazil 7 6 8 21
13 New Zealand 7 6 7 20
14 Cuba 7 3 5 15
15 Hungary 6 7 7 20
16 South Korea 6 4 10 20
17 Poland 4 5 5 14
18 Czech Republic 4 4 3 11
19 Kenya 4 4 2 10
20 Norway 4 2 2 8
21 Jamaica 4 1 4 9
22 Spain 3 8 6 17
23 Sweden 3 6 0 9
24 Switzerland 3 4 6 13
25 Denmark 3 4 4 11
26 Croatia 3 3 2 8
27 Iran 3 2 2 7
28 Belgium 3 1 3 7
29 Bulgaria 3 1 2 6
30 Slovenia 3 1 1 5
31 Uzbekistan 3 0 2 5
32 Georgia 2 5 1 8
33 Chinese Taipei 2 4 6 12
34 Turkey 2 2 9 13
35 Serbia 2 1 5 8
36 Uganda 2 1 1 4
37 Ecuador 2 1 0 3
38 Ireland 2 0 2 4
38 Israel 2 0 2 4
40 Greece 2 0 1 3
40 Qatar 2 0 1 3
42 Bahamas 2 0 0 2
42 Kosovo 2 0 0 2
44 Ukraine 1 6 12 19
45 Belarus 1 3 3 7
46 Romania 1 3 0 4
46 Venezuela 1 3 0 4
48 India 1 2 4 7
49 Hong Kong 1 2 3 6
50 Philippines 1 2 1 4
50 Slovakia 1 2 1 4
52 South Africa 1 2 0 3
53 Austria 1 1 5 7
54 Egypt 1 1 4 6
55 Indonesia 1 1 3 5
56 Ethiopia 1 1 2 4
56 Portugal 1 1 2 4
58 Tunisia 1 1 0 2
59 Estonia 1 0 1 2
59 Fiji 1 0 1 2
59 Latvia 1 0 1 2
59 Thailand 1 0 1 2
63 Bermuda 1 0 0 1
63 Morocco 1 0 0 1
63 Puerto Rico 1 0 0 1
66 Colombia 0 4 1 5
67 Azerbaijan 0 3 4 7
68 Dominican Republic 0 3 2 5
69 Armenia 0 2 2 4
70 Kyrgyzstan 0 2 1 3
71 Mongolia 0 1 3 4
72 Argentina 0 1 2 3
72 San Marino 0 1 2 3
74 Jordan 0 1 1 2
74 Malaysia 0 1 1 2
74 Nigeria 0 1 1 2
77 Bahrain 0 1 0 1
77 Saudi Arabia 0 1 0 1
77 Lithuania 0 1 0 1
77 North Macedonia 0 1 0 1
77 Namibia 0 1 0 1
77 Turkmenistan 0 1 0 1
83 Kazakhstan 0 0 8 8
84 Mexico 0 0 4 4
85 Finland 0 0 2 2
86 Botswana 0 0 1 1
86 Burkina Faso 0 0 1 1
86 Ivory Coast 0 0 1 1
86 Ghana 0 0 1 1
86 Grenada 0 0 1 1
86 Kuwait 0 0 1 1
86 Moldova 0 0 1 1
86 Syria 0 0 1 1

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