Tokyo Olympics 2020: Day Eight Medal Tally Update- China and Japan Lead

Published 07/31/2021, 3:43 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Badminton – Men’s Doubles – Medal Ceremony – MFS – Musashino Forest Sport Plaza, Tokyo, Japan – July 31, 2021. Silver medallist Liu Yuchen of China places the medal on teammate Li Junhui of China. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger


The unpredictability of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 saw some major upsets today. However, China continued its medal chart lead for the third consecutive day. Host nation Japan and USA also retained their second and third position.

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On Day 8, 13 sports saw their medal ceremonies, and the archery events are over. The mega-quadrennial games are halfway through and 70 countries have clinched medals.

China takes a good lead with 21 gold medals

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China has been dominating the medal chart on the top position, as they have clinched 46 medals. Notably, 21 are gold, 13 silver, and 12 bronze.

On 31st July, Chinese athletes had a gold rush in badminton, sailing, and weightlifting. Whereas they also grabbed other medals in trampoline, badminton, and sailing.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Sailing – Men’s RS:X – Medal Race – Enoshima Yacht Harbour – Tokyo, Japan – July 31, 2021. Bi Kun of China celebrates with a Chinese national flag after winning bronze. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

China came this year with one goal to win the maximum number of golds and has been achieving that to date. While they have dominated in their strongest events, they also defeated world champions on events like swimming.

Host nation one gold medal ahead Olympic powerhouse, the USA

Japan might not have as many medals as China and the USA, but they have been consistently winning gold medals. The host nation finished the day with 30 medals, 17 gold, 5 silver, and 8 bronze medals.

Japanese athletes clinched two gold medals surviving the day in the second position against the USA who is just one gold medal behind. Japan also won a medal in the archery men’s individual event.

Team USA has the same medal count as China, i.e. 46 in total. However, in Olympics, the winner is the maximum gold medals holder. The USA finished its 8th-day campaign with 16 gold medals, 17 silver, and 13 bronze medals.

The USA had an amazing start in the morning clinching the gold medal in the women’s swimming event. Unexpectedly, the world’s number one USA athlete was defeated by a Turkish archer in archery men’s individual event.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Archery – Men’s Team – 1/8 Finals – Yumenoshima Archery Field, Tokyo, Japan – July 26, 2021. Jack Williams of the United States, Jacob Wukie of the United States and Brady Ellison of the United States during competition REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

ROC is also not far behind as they have won 38 medals at the fourth position. While Australia is in the fifth position with 27 medals. Here is how the medal tally looks after Day 8 of the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Tokyo Olympics 2020 Medal Tally

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CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1
China
21131246
2
Japan
175830
3
United States
16171346
4
ROC
11151137
5
Australia
1031427
6
Great Britain
891128
7
South Korea
54716
8
France
49619
9
Netherlands
47516
10
New Zealand
43310
11
Germany
341017
12
Canada
34512
13
Switzerland
33410
14
Czech Republic
3317
15
Croatia
3126
16
Italy
281424
17
Chinese Taipei
2237
18
Hungary
2226
19
Slovenia
2114
20
Kosovo
2002
21
Brazil
1348
22
Georgia
1315
23
Romania
1304
24
Spain
1225
25
Hong Kong
1203
25
South Africa
1203
27
Austria
1135
28
Serbia
1124
29
Jamaica
1113
30
Norway
1102
30
Poland
1102
30
Slovakia
1102
30
Sweden
1102
30
Tunisia
1102
35
Turkey
1023
36
Estonia
1012
36
Fiji
1012
36
Ireland
1012
36
Uzbekistan
1012
40
Bermuda
1001
40
Belarus
1001
40
Ecuador
1001
40
Ethiopia
1001
40
Greece
1001
40
Iran
1001
40
Latvia
1001
40
Philippines
1001
40
Qatar
1001
40
Thailand
1001
50
Colombia
0213
51
Dominican Republic
0202
51
Venezuela
0202
53
Indonesia
0123
53
Mongolia
0123
55
Belgium
0112
55
Cuba
0112
55
Denmark
0112
55
San Marino
0112
55
Uganda
0112
60
Bulgaria
0101
60
India
0101
60
Jordan
0101
60
North Macedonia
0101
60
Turkmenistan
0101
65
Ukraine
0055
66
Kazakhstan
0033
67
Egypt
0022
67
Israel
0022
67
Mexico
0022
70
Argentina
0011
70
Azerbaijan
0011
70
Côte d’Ivoire
0011
70
Finland
0011
70
Kuwait
0011
70
Malaysia
0011
70
Portugal
0011
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