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2016 Rio Olympics Medal Tally
|8||KOR||Republic of Korea||9||3||9||21|
|50||TPE||Taipei (Chinese Taipei)||1||0||2||3|
|78||MDA||Republic of Moldova||0||0||1||1|
|78||TTO||Trinidad and Tobago||0||0||1||1|
|78||UAE||United Arab Emirates||0||0||1||1|
2016 Olympics Medal Count Map
Medals for First Modern Olympics
During the first Olympiad in Athens in 1896, winners who ranked first were awarded a silver medal, a crown of olive branches, and a diploma. Those in second place were given a copper medal, a branch of laurel, and a diploma. For the first time, at the third Olympiad in St. Louis in 1904, gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded for the first, second, and third place, respectively.
In the 2012 London Summer Olympics, the United States of America topped the table with a total of 103 medals: 46 gold, 28 silver, and 29 bronze. China came second on the list with a total of 88 medals: 38 gold, 28 silver, and 22 bronze. The third spot was grabbed by Great Britain with a total tally of 65 medals: 29 gold, 17 silver, and 19 bronze.
|London 2012 Olympics Medal Table|
|1||United States (USA)‡||46||28||29||103|
|3||Great Britain (GBR)*||29||17||19||65|
|5||South Korea (KOR)||13||8||7||28|
|Countries with the Most Olympic Medals (Till 2012 Olympics)|
|Rank||Team||Attended Summer Games||Gold||Silver||Bronze||Total|
|1||United States (USA)||26||976||757||666||2399|
|2||Russia(RUS)& Soviet Union(URS)||18||574||483||471||1528|
|4||Great Britain (GBR)||27||236||272||272||780|
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.