Tokyo Olympics 2020: Day Thirteen Medal Tally Update- China and USA Lead

Published 08/05/2021, 4:00 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Table Tennis – Women’s Team – Medal Ceremony – Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium – Tokyo, Japan – August 5, 2021. Gold medallists Chen Meng of China, Wang Manyu of China and Sun Yingsha of China on the podium REUTERS/Thomas Peter


The past few weeks have been thrilling for the athletes competing at the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Albeit the closing ceremony of the mega-quadrennial games is just a few days away. Every nation is aiming to secure more medals to better its position in the medal tally. However, China and the USA have secured an unbeatable position in the top two, leaving the others way behind.

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The host nation is also in a safe place in the third position. 13 Olympic sports saw medal ceremonies and 81 countries have now secured medals.

China is five gold medals ahead of Olympic powerhouse, the USA

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China has been consistently maintaining its top position in the medal tally. The nation currently has 74 medals, out of which 34 are gold, 24 are silver, and 16 are bronze. China has successfully surpassed its own Rio Olympics 2016 record of 71 medals.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Table Tennis – Women’s Team – Medal Ceremony – Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium – Tokyo, Japan – August 5, 2021. Gold medallists Chen Meng of China, Wang Manyu of China and Sun Yingsha of China climb the podium REUTERS/Thomas Peter

In comparison to yesterday’s medal tally, China has four new medals, two of them being gold. Chinese athletes had medal rush in table tennis and diving. While China has taken a good lead, the USA’s athletes have also been consistently bagging medals.

The USA is nearing a century with 91 medals on the chart

The Olympic powerhouse has decreased its gold medal gap with China from 7 to 5. Going into the last three days of the mega-event, it will be interesting to watch the two powerful nations compete for the top position.

The USA is near 100 medals, securing 91 medals by the end of the thirteenth day. However, it is still far from its Rio Olympics 2016 haul of 121 medals. America has 29 gold, 35 silver, and 27 bronze medals.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Women’s Pole Vault – Final – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 5, 2021. Katie Nageotte of the United States reacts after clearing the crossbar REUTERS/Dylan Martinez TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Incredibly, in one day, American athletes have clinched 12 new medals. Team USA had a gold medal rush in athletics, canoe sprint, and wrestling. While athletics is still on the USA’s strong feat, the men’s basketball team is also yet to win a medal.

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Host nation Japan also had a stellar run, clinching six new medals to take their medal count to 46 medals. Although they clinched only one gold medal, they are still ahead of others at third position. The tough fight is for the fourth and fifth positions as Australia, ROC, and Great Britain have been fluctuating in these spots.

Medal tally Tokyo Olympics 2020

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CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1
China
34241674
2
United States
29352791
3
Japan
22101446
4
Australia
1751941
5
ROC
16222058
6
Great Britain
16181751
7
Germany
991634
8
France
711927
9
Italy
7101835
10
Netherlands
791026
11
New Zealand
76619
12
South Korea
64919
13
Hungary
57315
14
Canada
55818
15
Cuba
53412
16
Brazil
44816
17
Czech Republic
4329
18
Spain
34512
18
Switzerland
34512
20
Poland
33410
21
Croatia
3328
22
Jamaica
3137
23
Belgium
3115
24
Sweden
2507
25
Chinese Taipei
24612
26
Georgia
2417
27
Denmark
2248
28
Iran
2215
28
Norway
2215
30
Slovenia
2114
31
Ecuador
2103
32
Greece
2013
32
Uzbekistan
2013
34
Kosovo
2002
34
Qatar
2002
36
Ukraine
13913
37
Romania
1304
37
Venezuela
1304
39
Hong Kong
1225
39
Kenya
1225
41
South Africa
1203
41
Slovakia
1203
43
Austria
1157
43
Turkey
1157
45
Serbia
1146
46
Indonesia
1135
47
Bulgaria
1124
47
Portugal
1124
49
Belarus
1113
49
Ethiopia
1113
49
Philippines
1113
49
Uganda
1113
53
Tunisia
1102
54
Ireland
1023
54
Israel
1023
56
Estonia
1012
56
Fiji
1012
56
Latvia
1012
56
Thailand
1012
60
Bahamas
1001
60
Bermuda
1001
60
Morocco
1001
60
Puerto Rico
1001
64
Colombia
0314
65
India
0235
66
Armenia
0213
66
Dominican Republic
0213
66
Kyrgyzstan
0213
69
Mongolia
0123
69
San Marino
0123
71
Jordan
0112
71
Nigeria
0112
73
North Macedonia
0101
73
Namibia
0101
73
Turkmenistan
0101
76
Kazakhstan
0077
77
Azerbaijan
0033
77
Egypt
0033
77
Mexico
0033
80
Finland
0022
81
Argentina
0011
81
Burkina Faso
0011
81
Côte d’Ivoire
0011
81
Ghana
0011
81
Grenada
0011
81
Kuwait
0011
81
Malaysia
0011
81
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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