Tokyo Olympics 2020: Medal Tally Update- USA tops the Charts, China on Second

Published 08/08/2021, 3:19 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Swimming – Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay – Medal Ceremony – Tokyo Aquatics Centre – Tokyo, Japan – August 1, 2021. Gold medalists Ryan Murphy, Michael Andrew, Caeleb Dressel and Zach Apple of the United States hold a banner reading “Thank you Tokyo” REUTERS/Annegret Hilse


The most-awaited event Tokyo Olympics 2020 has ended. Mid-pandemic athletes coming together to compete has portrayed the unity and solidarity of nations.

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The mega-quadrennial game is a festival that brings together the best athletes from all around the world. While athletes are competitive and eager to win, the amount of respect and sensitivity shared towards each other was inspiring.

From emotional, heartbreaking to record-breaking, we witnessed many spectacular moments in Tokyo. The Olympic powerhouse USA had a stellar run overall. However, they took away the lead from China on the last day.

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China was leading throughout the games, but on the closing ceremony day, USA crossed the nation by just one gold medal. Host nation Japan also made a spectacular finish at the third position.

Defending champions USA tops the medal tally again

The Olympic powerhouse pipped China on the last day by clinching  39 gold medals. While they also secured the maximum medals, i.e. 113 out of which 39 were gold, 41 silver, and 33 bronze.

Team USA had strong domination in the medal tally of swimming and athletics. In swimming, they bagged 30 medals, whereas in athletics they won 26 medals. Wrestling, shooting, and artistic gymnastics followed with 9, 6, and 6 medals, respectively.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Swimming – Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay – Final – Tokyo Aquatics Centre – Tokyo, Japan – July 26, 2021. Caeleb Dressel of the United States, Blake Pieroni of the United States and Bowen Becker of the United States celebrate after winning gold. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File photo SEARCH “BEST OF THE TOKYO OLYMPICS” FOR ALL PICTURES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.

Swimmers Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky were the stars winning the highest medals in the team. Notably, Caeleb also topped the overall athlete’s medal tally with 5 gold medals. While Katie Ledecky clinched four medals, two gold, and two silver.

China finishes at the second position at Tokyo Olympics 2020

Team China topped the medal tally consistently at the mega-quadrennial games. However, they secured the second position with 88 medals, 38 were gold, 32 silver, and 18 bronze medals.

Diving and weightlifting sports grabbed the maximum medals for China. As in diving, Chinese athletes clinched 12 medals and, in weightlifting, they won 8 medals. Other top sports for the nations were table tennis, shooting, and artistic gymnastics.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Table Tennis – Men’s Team – Medal Ceremony – Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium – Tokyo, Japan – August 6, 2021. Gold medallists Fan Zhendong of China, Ma Long of China and Xu Xin of China wearing masks on the podium REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

Swimmer Zhang Yufei secured the most medals for China by winning two gold and two silver. Chen Meng and Ma Long won two gold medals in table tennis. The last gold medals secured by USA women athletes in basketball and volleyball changed the game in their favor.

Host nation secures the third position

Japanese athletes also performed incredibly as they even reached the top of the medal tally in their initial days. However, they couldn’t be at the top, but maintained their top three position.

The host nation bagged 58 medals at their home ground, out of which 27 were gold, 14 silver, and 17 bronze. Japanese athletes dominated their sport Judo by winning 9 gold, 2 silver, and bronze medal. They also secured 7 medals in wrestling at Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Interestingly, they are the dominators of the newly added skateboarding sport. Japanese athletes won five medals (3 gold, 1 silver, and 1 bronze medal) in the debutante sport.

Whereas their medal tally also topped in wrestling, artistic gymnastics, and swimming. Gymnast Daiki Hashimoto was the star performer as he clinched 3 medals.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Gymnastics – Artistic – Men’s Horizontal Bar – Medal Ceremony – Ariake Gymnastics Centre, Tokyo, Japan – August 3, 2021. Gold medallist Daiki Hashimoto of Japan celebrates on the podium REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

Final Medal Tally at Tokyo Olympics 2020

CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1
United States
394133113
2
China
38321888
3
Japan
27141758
4
Great Britain
22212265
5
ROC
20282371
6
Australia
1772246
7
Netherlands
10121436
8
France
10121133
9
Germany
10111637
10
Italy
10102040
11
Canada
761124
12
Brazil
76821
13
New Zealand
76720
14
Cuba
73515
15
Hungary
67720
16
South Korea
641020
17
Poland
45514
18
Czech Republic
44311
19
Kenya
44210
20
Norway
4228
21
Jamaica
4149
22
Spain
38617
23
Sweden
3609
24
Switzerland
34613
25
Denmark
34411
26
Croatia
3328
27
Iran
3227
28
Serbia
3159
29
Belgium
3137
30
Bulgaria
3126
31
Slovenia
3115
32
Uzbekistan
3025
33
Georgia
2518
34
Chinese Taipei
24612
35
Turkey
22913
36
Greece
2114
36
Uganda
2114
38
Ecuador
2103
39
Ireland
2024
39
Israel
2024
41
Qatar
2013
42
Bahamas
2002
42
Kosovo
2002
44
Ukraine
161219
45
Belarus
1337
46
Romania
1304
46
Venezuela
1304
48
India
1247
49
Hong Kong
1236
50
Philippines
1214
50
Slovakia
1214
52
South Africa
1203
53
Austria
1157
54
Egypt
1146
55
Indonesia
1135
56
Ethiopia
1124
56
Portugal
1124
58
Tunisia
1102
59
Estonia
1012
59
Fiji
1012
59
Latvia
1012
59
Thailand
1012
63
Bermuda
1001
63
Morocco
1001
63
Puerto Rico
1001
66
Colombia
0415
67
Azerbaijan
0347
68
Dominican Republic
0325
69
Armenia
0224
70
Kyrgyzstan
0213
71
Mongolia
0134
72
Argentina
0123
72
San Marino
0123
74
Jordan
0112
74
Malaysia
0112
74
Nigeria
0112
77
Bahrain
0101
77
Saudi Arabia
0101
77
Lithuania
0101
77
North Macedonia
0101
77
Namibia
0101
77
Turkmenistan
0101
83
Kazakhstan
0088
84
Mexico
0044
85
Finland
0022
86
Botswana
0011
86
Burkina Faso
0011
86
Côte d’Ivoire
0011
86
Ghana
0011
86
Grenada
0011
86
Kuwait
0011
86
Moldova
0011
86
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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