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Antwerp 1920 Olympics Medals Table


The medals table for Antwerp 1920 Olympics has the list of countries in accordance to the number of gold, silver and bronze medals earned by each one. Also, in case the countries face a tie, then equal ranking is provided to each, followed by listing them in an alphabetical order. This is the same ranking format that's followed by IOC, IAAF and BBC.

Though the 1916 Olympic Games were scheduled to take place in Berlin, the same were cancelled because of the World War I. It was later that the 1920 Summer Games fell into the lap of Antwerp as an initiative to honour the sufferings of Belgian population during the First World War. First time in the history of Olympics, Italian sportsman Nedo Nadi won gold medals in five of the six fencing events. Additionally, Ethelda Bleibtrey of the United States won gold medals in all the three women's swimming contests. She swam in five different races and broke the world record in all the preliminary tournaments. A total of 29 NOCs participated in Antwerp 1920 Olympics with 2,626 athletes (65 women & 2,561 men) participating in 156 events. Age was no bar at the 1920 Antwerp Olympics. Swedish shooter Oscar Swahn (aged 72) became the oldest medallist by winning a silver medal in the double-shot running deer event.



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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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