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Atlanta 1996 Olympics Medals Table


Also known as the Games of the XXVI Olympiad, the 1996 Atlanta Olympics were held in Atlanta, Georgia, United States from 19 July to 4 August 1996. The multi-sport event witnessed the participation of 10,318 athletes from 197 National Olympic Committees (NOCs), participating in 271 different events in 26 unique sports.

Atlanta 1996 Olympics Medals table displays a list of NOCs which have won at least one medal. Athletes from 79 NOCs won at least one medal and 118 other countries couldn't succeed in earning even a single medal. By winning 44 gold, 32 silver and 25 bronze medals, the United States became the maximum medal winning Olympic team. The nation won its first medal in women's team sport and its gymnastics team was eventually referred to as the Magnificent Seven. Russian Federation and Germany stood on the second and third positions respectively. While Russia earned 26 gold, 21 silver and 16 bronze, Germany filled up its kitty with 20 gold, 18 silver and 27 bronze medals. Donovan Bailey of Canada went ahead to set a world record in the men's 100m race by 9.84 seconds. Additionally, there was America's Michael Johnson who set a world record in the 200m race, winning it by 19.32 seconds.



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Team USA defeated team Serbia to win its third straight basketball gold medal in Men’s Basketball tournament. The winning team’s coach Mike Krzyzewski was utmost delighted with his team’s victory on the final day of Rio 2016 Olympic Games. USA won by a 19-15 lead and this is their 25th straight victory at the Olympic Games in addition to the 15th straight victory in the basketball tournament. 

Mo Farah of Great Britain has bagged the gold by winning the 5000 meters final and completed the double double. According to media reports, with this victory Farah has become the second man in the history of Olympics to be able to successfully defend his 5000 and 10000 Olympic championships. His victory is being hailed on Twitter with some calling him the greatest long distance runner of all time. Meanwhile, the silver medal has gone to Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo and Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has bagged the bronze.

In the women's event, Caster Semenya of South Africa won the Olympic gold in the 800m. She won in one minute 55.28 seconds.  Francine Niyonsaba of Burundi won the silver medal and Kenya's Margaret Nyairera Wambui bagged the bronze.

Chen Long of China has taken gold medal in the Rio Olympics 2016 after defeating Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, who has won a silver in men’s badminton today. Lee was facing pressure not to lose the match. He beat Lin Dan of China in the semi-final. Lee and Lin, both are considered to be the best players of their time. With Lee’s defeat, Malaysia has missed out the chance of getting an Olympic gold medal.

 

Italy came up with a win and is heading to men's volleyball final against Brazil, after defeating USA. The US men's volleyball team tried all their survival skills, but could not stand in front of Italy. The winning team's thriller was 30-28, 26-28, 9-25, 25-22, 15-9. After it was over, US coach John Speraw said that the team was not skilled enough and they did not execute on some of the opportunities, which Italy flawlessly did

French boxer Estelle Mossely celebrated her 24th birthday by winning a gold medal in Women’s lightweight boxing championship. She defeated China’s Yin Junhua after the end of four rounds that had the two defending champions leveled on the scorecards of three judges. The bronze medals were earned by Mira Potkonen of Finland and Anastasia Beliakova of Russia.

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