Tokyo Olympics 2020: Day One Medal Tally Update- China and Italy Lead

Published 07/24/2021, 1:14 PM EDT

Day 1 of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 matches had an intense start with world champions competing for medals around diverse events. Olympians competed in 7 sports at the most awaited mega-quadrennial games.


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Olympians started their medal conquest in seven Olympic sports today. Archery, shooting, cycling, fencing, judo, taekwondo, and weightlifting held the victory ceremonies today. 28 countries won medals today, portraying the diversity in the Olympic games.

China leading the medal tally at Tokyo Olympics 2020


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One of the Olympic powerhouses China had a stellar run on day 1. After being away from the world championships because of the pandemic, China is back at the mega-quadrennial games.

The Chinese 10m air rifle women’s shooter was the first athlete to win the Olympic gold medal in Tokyo. Yang Qian secured the gold defeating strong contenders from ROC, USA, Switzerland, South Korea, and Germany.

The gold medal rush continued as China won the gold medal in the weightlifting and fencing events as well. Adding to the tally, the nation also secured the bronze medal in the 10m air pistol men’s event.

Following China, Italy secured the second position in the medal tally. Italian athletes secured the gold medal in the taekwondo men’s 58kg event, and silver in the fencing men’s individual event.

The host country, Japan finished in the third position in the medal tally. Japanese athletes bagged two medals in judo, a gold medal in men’s 60kg and a silver medal in women’s 48kg event.

Here is the list of medal tally on day 1 of the Tokyo Olympics 2020

CHINA               3                1
ITALY               1               1
JAPAN               1               1
SOUTH KOREA               1                 2
ECUADOR               1
HUNGARY               1
IRAN               1
KOSOVO               1
THAILAND               1
ROC                 1
SERBIA                 1
BELGIUM                 1
SPAIN                 1
INDIA                 1
ROMANIA                 1
CHINESE TAIPEI                 1
TUNISIA                 1
ESTONIA               1
FRANCE               1
INDONESIA               1
ISRAEL               1
KAZAKHSTAN               1
MEXICO               1
MONGOLIA               1
SLOVENIA               1
SWITZERLAND               1
UKRAINE               1


Here is the sports-wise list of the nations who won on day 1

10m air rifle women’s event: Gold- China, Silver- ROC, Bronze- Switzerland

1om air pistol men’s event: Gold- Iran, Silver- Serbia, Bronze- China

Mixed team event: Gold- South Korea, Silver- Netherlands, Bronze- Mexico

Women’s 49kg event: Gold- China, Silver-India, Bronze- Indonesia

Men’s 60kg event: Gold- Japan, Silver- Chinese Taipei, Bronze- France and Kazakstan

Women’s 48 kg event: Gold- Kosovo, Silver- Japan, Bronze- Ukraine and Mongolia

Women’s event: Gold- China, Silver- Romania, Bronze- Estonia


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Men’s event- Gold- Hungary, Silver- Italy, Bronze- South Korea

Road cycling men’s event: Gold- Ecuador, Silver- Belgium, Bronze- Slovenia

Men’s 58 kg event: Gold- Italy, Silver- Tunisia, Bronze- South Korea, and ROC


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Women’s 49kg event: Gold- Gold-Thailand, Silver- Spain, Bronze- Serbia and Israel


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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.