Tokyo Olympics 2020: Day Twelve Medal Tally Update- China and USA lead

Published 08/04/2021, 2:24 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Skateboarding – Women’s Park – Medal Ceremony – Ariake Urban Sports Park – Tokyo, Japan – August 4, 2021. Gold medalist Sakura Yosozumi of Japan celebrates on the podium next to silver medalist, Cocona Hiraki of Japan and bronze medalist, Sky Brown of Britain REUTERS/Mike Blake


Tokyo Olympics 2020 is just four days away from its closing ceremony. While every nation is putting their best foot forward in the matches left, China and the USA have taken a strong lead.

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The quest for medals is over in sports like swimming and archery. On day 12, athletes had their campaigns for medals in ten Olympic sports. Artistic gymnastics, athletics, boxing, cycling track, equestrian, marathon swimming, sailing, skateboarding, weightlifting, and wrestling saw victory ceremonies.

79 countries have now clinched at least one Olympic medal at the mega-quadrennial games. The Tokyo Olympics 2020 is also said to be the kindest game as countries have been supporting each other in the pandemic.

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China dominating with 32 gold medals

China’s performance at Tokyo Olympics 2020 has been terrific. The nation has already surpassed its Rio Olympics 2016 gold medal tally, but they’re just two medals away from crossing the overall achievement of Rio.

At the 2016 Olympics, China had clinched 26 gold medals, and in Tokyo, they are already above 30. And, in overall tally comparison, they had 71 in Rio, and are at 70 medals in Tokyo. The numbers are incredible as there are still four days left to increase the medal count.

However, on the 12th day, they just clinched only one medal, an advantage for the other teams to cover up. In the boxing women’s welterweight event, a Chinese athlete bagged the bronze medal.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Boxing – Women’s Welterweight – Semifinal – Kokugikan Arena – Tokyo, Japan – August 4, 2021 – Gu Hong of China reacts after winning her fight against Oshae Jones of the United States REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Team USA is still 7 gold medals away from China

The Olympic powerhouse might have the most medals with 79, but they are still in the second position. The USA has clinched 25 gold medals, which is a huge 7 medal difference from China.

The USA had a gold medal rush in only one event today, but clinched silver and bronze medals in athletics. Currently, their medal tally stands at 25 gold, 31 silver, and 23 medals.

The host nation is maintaining its third position with 40 medals, out of which 21 are gold, 7 silver, and 12 bronze. Japan had a gold medal spree during the skateboarding and wrestling events.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Skateboarding – Women’s Park – Medal Ceremony – Ariake Urban Sports Park – Tokyo, Japan – August 4, 2021. Gold medalist Sakura Yosozumi of Japan celebrates on the podium next to bronze medalist, Sky Brown of Britain REUTERS/Mike Blake TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Making a very strong comeback after a slow start, Great Britain has finally made an entry into the top five. At the fourth position with 15 gold, 18 silver, and 15 bronze they have climbed above from 6th. While Australia and ROC are at 5th and 6th position, respectively now.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Medal Tally

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CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1
China
32221670
2
United States
25312379
3
Japan
2171240
4
Great Britain
15181548
5
Australia
1541736
6
ROC
14211853
7
Germany
881632
8
France
610925
9
Italy
691530
10
Netherlands
68923
11
South Korea
64919
12
New Zealand
64515
13
Cuba
53412
14
Hungary
45312
15
Canada
44715
16
Brazil
43815
17
Czech Republic
4318
18
Switzerland
34512
19
Poland
33410
20
Croatia
3328
21
Sweden
2507
22
Chinese Taipei
24511
23
Georgia
2417
24
Denmark
2237
25
Norway
2215
26
Jamaica
2125
27
Iran
2114
27
Slovenia
2114
29
Ecuador
2103
30
Greece
2013
30
Uzbekistan
2013
32
Kosovo
2002
32
Qatar
2002
34
Spain
14510
35
Romania
1304
35
Venezuela
1304
37
Ukraine
12811
38
Kenya
1225
39
Hong Kong
1203
39
South Africa
1203
39
Slovakia
1203
42
Serbia
1146
43
Austria
1135
43
Indonesia
1135
45
Belgium
1113
45
Ethiopia
1113
45
Uganda
1113
48
Philippines
1102
48
Tunisia
1102
50
Turkey
1056
51
Ireland
1023
51
Israel
1023
53
Belarus
1012
53
Estonia
1012
53
Fiji
1012
53
Latvia
1012
57
Bermuda
1001
57
Morocco
1001
57
Puerto Rico
1001
57
Thailand
1001
61
Armenia
0213
61
Colombia
0213
61
Dominican Republic
0213
61
Kyrgyzstan
0213
65
India
0123
65
Mongolia
0123
65
Portugal
0123
68
Bulgaria
0112
68
Nigeria
0112
68
San Marino
0112
71
Jordan
0101
71
North Macedonia
0101
71
Namibia
0101
71
Turkmenistan
0101
75
Kazakhstan
0044
76
Azerbaijan
0033
76
Egypt
0033
76
Mexico
0033
79
Argentina
0011
79
Côte d’Ivoire
0011
79
Finland
0011
79
Ghana
0011
79
Kuwait
0011
79
Malaysia
0011
79
Syria
0011
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Shreya Verma is an NBA and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. A graduate of Political Science, Shreya comes from a strong sports background. A professional 10m air pistol shooter, Shreya is also a tennis enthusiast.

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