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Athens 2004 Olympics Medals Table


Athens 2004 Olympics medal table comprises a list of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) which have been ranked as per the number of medals won during the 2004 Summer Olympics, held in Athens, Greece. The Games were scheduled from 13 to 29 August 2003 and saw the participation of 10,625 athletes from 201 countries. The athletes competed in 301 events in 28 sports. It was the very first time that Kiribati (officially known as Republic of Kiribati) and Timor Leste competed in the Olympic Games.

While 127 countries didn't won any medal, athletes from 74 countries won at least one medal at the Athens 2004 Olympics. The United States of America became the biggest gold medallist, earning 35 gold medals in addition to 39 silver medals and 29 bronze, winning the most medals i.e. 103 in total. Following the footsteps of United States was China, which won 32 gold medals, 17 silver and 14 bronze medals. It was indeed considered as China's best performance until the 2008 Beijing Olympics took place. Russia made it to the third spot by winning 27 gold and silver medals in addition to 38 bronze medals. Not to forget, the Olympics host nation Greece proudly grabbed the fifteenth position by earning six gold, six silver and four bronze medals.



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Last Updated : July 13, 2016



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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