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Olympic Medal Count: How Countries Fareed at Tokyo 2020

Every 4 years, the Summer Olympics brings collectively hundreds of athletes from round the world to compete in a world area of sportsmanship and athletic excellence.

Tokyo hosted the 2020 Summer Olympics from July 24 to August 9, 2021, marking the second time Japan has hosted the Summer Olympics. The nation was first given the honor again in 1964, changing into the first Asian nation to host the Olympic Games.

Even in this most difficult of climates the place the video games needed to be pushed by a 12 months, nothing stopped the athletes from exceeding their limits and breaking long-held information.

The Final 2020 Olympic Medal Count

In an entire present of dominance, the US gained the most medals at the Olympics, raking in 113 whole with 39 gold medals. The US beat out China to assert the prime spot by a single gold medal. China completed the video games with a powerful 88 medals in whole. The host nation Japan comes in third with 27 gold medals and a complete of 58 medals.

Here is the remaining Olympic medal rely for every nation that participated in the Tokyo Olympic Games:

(*32*)

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ US 39 41 33 113
2 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ China 38 32 18 88
3 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Japan 27 14 17 58
4 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง Great Britain 22 21 22 65
5 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ ROC (Russia) 20 28 23 71
6 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia 17 07 22 46
7 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Netherlands 10 12 14 36
8 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France 10 12 11 33
9 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany 10 11 16 37
10 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy 10 10 20 40
11 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Canada 07 06 11 24
12 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Brazil 07 06 08 21
13 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand 07 06 07 20
14 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡บ Cuba 07 03 05 15
15 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡บ Hungary 06 07 07 20
16 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ท South Korea 06 04 10 20
17 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ Poland 04 05 05 14
18 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Czech Republic 04 04 03 11
19 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ช Kenya 04 04 02 10
20 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด Norway 04 02 02 08
21 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Jamaica 04 01 04 09
22 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain 03 08 06 17
23 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช Sweden 03 06 00 09
24 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland 03 04 06 13
25 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Denmark 03 04 04 11
26 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ท Croatia 03 03 02 08
27 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Iran 03 02 02 07
28 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ธ Serbia 03 01 05 09
29 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช Belgium 03 01 03 07
30 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฌ Bulgaria 03 01 02 06
31 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia 03 01 01 05
32 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Uzbekistan 03 00 02 05
33 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ช Georgia 02 05 01 08
34 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ Chinese Taipei (Taiwan) 02 04 06 12
35 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ท Turkey 02 02 09 13
36 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท Greece 02 01 01 04
36 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Uganda 02 01 01 04
38 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡จ Ecuador 02 01 00 03
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช Ireland 02 00 02 04
39 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Israel 02 00 02 04
41 ๐Ÿ‡ถ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Qatar 02 00 01 03
42 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ธ Bahamas 02 00 00 02
42 ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Kosovo 02 00 00 02
44 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Ukraine 01 06 12 19
45 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ Belarus 01 03 03 07
46 ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ด Romania 01 03 00 04
46 ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ช Venezuela 01 03 00 04
48 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ India 01 02 04 07
49 ๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Hong Kong 01 02 03 06
50 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ Philippines 01 02 01 04
50 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฐ Slovakia 01 02 01 04
52 ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa 01 02 00 03
53 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น Austria 01 01 05 07
54 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ฌ Egypt 01 01 04 06
55 ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Indonesia 01 01 03 05
56 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น Ethiopia 01 01 02 04
56 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น Portugal 01 01 02 04
58 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ณ Tunisia 01 01 00 02
59 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ช Estonia 01 00 01 02
59 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฏ Fiji 01 00 01 02
59 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ป Latvia 01 00 01 02
59 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Thailand 01 00 01 02
63 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ฒ Bermuda 01 00 00 01
63 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Morocco 01 00 00 01
63 ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ท Puerto Rico 01 00 00 01
66 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ด Colombia 00 04 01 05
67 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Azerbaijan 00 03 04 07
68 ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ด Dominican Republic 00 03 02 05
69 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Armenia 00 02 02 04
70 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Kyrgyzstan 00 02 01 03
71 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ณ Mongolia 00 01 03 04
72 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ท Argentina 00 01 02 03
72 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฒ San Marino 00 01 02 03
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด Jordan 00 01 01 02
74 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡พ Malaysia 00 01 01 02
74 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ Nigeria 00 01 01 02
77 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ญ Bahrain 00 01 00 01
77 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Saudi Arabia 00 01 00 01
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡น Lithuania 00 01 00 01
77 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฐ North Macedonia 00 01 00 01
77 ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Namibia 00 01 00 01
77 ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฒ Turkmenistan 00 01 00 01
83 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Kazakhstan 00 00 08 08
84 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ Mexico 00 00 04 04
85 ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Finland 00 00 02 02
86 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ผ Botswana 00 00 01 01
86 ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ซ Burkina Faso 00 00 01 01
86 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Cรดte d’Ivoire 00 00 01 01
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ญ Ghana 00 00 01 01
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Grenada 00 00 01 01
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ผ Kuwait 00 00 01 01
86 ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฉ Republic of Moldova 00 00 01 01
86 ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡พ Syria 00 00 01 01

Of course, nations with bigger populations have an inherent benefit, so it is also attention-grabbing to take a look at the prime nations by inhabitants per medal. By this measure, the European microstate of San Marino comes out on prime. This was San Marino’s first ever medal displaying at an Olympic Games. Turkmenistan and Burkina Faso additionally gained medals for the first time at Tokyo 2020.

Here’s a have a look at the prime 15 nations by inhabitants per Olympic medal:

Country (inhabitants) Olympic Medals in 2020 Population per medal
San Marino (33,931) 3 11,310
Bermuda (63,918) 1 63,918
Grenada (112,523) 1 112,523
Bahamas (393,244) 2 196,622
New Zealand (4,822,233) 20 241,112
Jamaica (2,961,167) 9 329,019
Slovenia (2,078,938) 5 415,788
Fiji (896,445) 2 448,222
Netherlands (17,134,872) 36 475,969
Georgia (3,989,167) 8 498,645
Hungary (9,660,351) 20 483,018
Croatia (4,105,267) 8 513,158
Denmark (5,792,202) 11 526,563
Australia (25,499,884) 46 554,345
Estonia (1,326,535) 2 663,267

Among nations with a barely bigger inhabitants, the Netherlands and Australia had sturdy showings.

Other Facts and Figures About the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Despite a year-long delay and a slew of challenges introduced on by the COVID-19 pandemic, this unprecedented Olympic Games went forward. Here are 12 attention-grabbing issues to notice about the 2020 Tokyo Olympics:

1. The Olympic Torch

The Olympic Torch Relay traveled by all 47 of Japan’s prefectures over 121 days. It concerned 10,500 torchbearers, who finally arrived at Japan’s Olympic Stadium in Tokyo.

2. The Stadiums

40 hosted venues in and round the metropolis of Tokyo 33 Olympic Sports and 22 Paralympic Sports occasions. The two major areas have been the Heritage Zone and the Tokyo Bay Zone.

3. Cost of the Games

The Tokyo Olympics have been the costliest Olympics on document. According to officers, the price range for the Games was $15.4 billion. On the different hand, Japanese authorities auditors have claimed the whole spending topped $20 billion.

This is nearly thrice the unique forecast of round $7.4 billion when Tokyo put collectively its bid for the Olympics. The postponement of the Games value the nation near $2 billionafter preliminary hypothesis that the value may very well be as excessive as $6 billion.

4. IOC Refugee Olympic Team

29 athletes certified as a part of the IOC Refugee Olympic Team for the Tokyo Olympic Games. Rio 2016 was the first time that an IOC refugee workforce made an look at the Olympic video games.

5. Age is Just a Number

Syrian desk tennis participant Hend Zaza and Japanese skateboarder Kokona Hiraki have been the youngest athletes in Tokyo at 12 years previous, whereas Australian equestrian Mary Hanna was the oldest at 66 years previous.

6. Self Service Medalling

Athletes at the Tokyo Olympics put their medals round their very own necks to guard in opposition to spreading COVID-19. After being introduced medals on a tray, the athletes picked it up and medaled themselves. There would even be no handshakes or hugs at the podiums.

7. A Focus on Sustainability

To promote sustainability, this 12 months’s Olympics repurposed plenty of the venues used in the 1964 Games. Moreover, the podiums, uniforms, medals, and even the beds at the Olympic Village have been all made out of recycled supplies.

While Japan shouldn’t be the first to make Olympic medals from recycled supplies, it’s the first time that residents of a bunch nation proactively donated their digital gadgets as supplies for the medals.

8. Inclusion and Diversity

This 12 months, the Games virtually reached gender parity. According to the IOC, of โ€‹โ€‹the virtually 11,000 Olympic athletes in Tokyo, virtually 49% have been girls, marking the first “gender-balanced” video games in its historical past. Nearly 85 years after the canoe dash made its Olympic debut, the girls’s dash occasion was added to the Olympic video games this 12 months.

Weightlifter Laurel Hubbard from New Zealand was the first brazenly transgender lady competing in any occasion at the Olympics. She joined different elite athletes like footballer Quinn from Canada and US bike owner Chelsea Wolfe to take part in this 12 months’s video games.

9. Mental Health Takes Center Stage

Starting with four-time grand slam champion Naomi Osaka withdrawing from the French Open over psychological well being considerations, the dialog about an athlete’s psychological preparedness was as essential as their bodily one at the video games.

After Simone Biles stepped away from the US girls’s gymnastics workforce in the all-around contest earlier final week, quite a few athletes worldwide have continued to raise conversations surrounding psychological well being, particularly in aggressive sports activities.

10. Splitting a Medal?

Olympic excessive jumpers Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy mutually determined to share the prime spot in their occasion. The final time the gold medal was shared between two athletes at the Olympics was 113 years in the past.

11. Hot New Events

Four sports activities made their Olympic debuts at the Tokyo Games: karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, and browsing. Other sports activities added new disciplines, together with males’s and girls’s three-on-three basketball and the BMX freestyle occasion.

12. Tokyo’s Slick Olympic Technology

Humanoid Robots helped on the discipline for the first time, fetching hammers and javelins flung throughout discipline occasions and interacting with spectators. This was additionally the first time a bunch used facial recognition methods to supply athletes and officers entry to the venue, serving to to extend and velocity up safety.

Next Stop, Paris

The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games will happen from 26 July to 11 August 2024. During these weeks, Paris will likely be at the middle of the sporting world. The IOC is raring to set a brand new normal for inclusive, gender-balanced and youth-centered video games.

The subsequent Olympics are anticipated to see much more athlete and spectator participationโ€”hopefully, one the place they possible will not must work round COVID-19 restrictions. With quite a few new sports activities added in Tokyo’s Olympic Games, we would even see breakdancing in the Paris model of occasions. Here’s to the subsequent 4 years.

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