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Beijing 2008 Olympics Medals Table


Beijing 2008 Olympics medal table is a detailed list of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) which have been ranked in accordance to the number of gold medals that have been won by their athletes during the Games. Approximately, 11,028 athletes, hailing from 204 NOCs participated in about 308 events in 28 sports at the Beijing 2008 Olympics. While 86 countries won Olympic medals, 118 were left without a medal and 54 won at least one gold medal. Athletes from China won a maximum of 51 gold medals, followed by athletes from the United States who won 36 gold medals and Russian athletes, who won 23 gold medals.

During the Beijing 2008 Olympics, countries including Afghanistan, Mauritius, Sudan, Tajikistan and Togo opened their innings by winning Olympic medals for the very first time. While athletes from Panama and Mongolia won their first gold medals, Serbian swimming sensation Milorad Cavic won the first medal as an independent National Olympic Committee (NOC). All the information about the medals won during the Beijing 2008 Olympics is based on data provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is in sync with IOC convention in the published medal tables. The below table has been ordered by the count of gold medals won by athletes hailing from a nation, followed by the number of silver and bronze medals won by athletes belonging to different nations.

2008 Olympics Medals Table

Country Gold Silver Bronze
China 51 21 28
United States 36 38 36
Russia 23 21 28
Great Britain 19 13 15
Germany 16 10 15
Australia 14 15 17
South Korea 13 10 8
Japan 9 6 10
Italy 8 10 10
France 7 16 17
Ukraine 7 5 15
Netherlands 7 5 4
Jamaica 6 3 2
Spain 5 10 3
Kenya 5 5 4
Belarus 4 5 10
Romania 4 1 3
Ethiopia 4 1 2
Canada 3 9 6
Poland 3 6 1
Hungary 3 5 2
Norway 3 5 2
Brazil 3 4 8
Czech Republic 3 3 0
Slovakia 3 2 1
New Zealand 3 1 5
Georgia 3 0 3
Cuba 2 11 11
Kazakhstan 2 4 7
Denmark 2 2 3
Mongolia 2 2 0
Thailand 2 2 0
North Korea 2 1 3
Argentina 2 0 4
Switzerland 2 0 4
Mexico 2 0 1
Turkey 1 4 3
Zimbabwe 1 3 0
Azerbaijan 1 2 4
Uzbekistan 1 2 3
Slovenia 1 2 2
Bulgaria 1 1 3
Indonesia 1 1 3
Finland 1 1 2
Latvia 1 1 1
Belgium 1 1 0
Dominican Republic 1 1 0
Estonia 1 1 0
Portugal 1 1 0
India 1 0 2
Iran 1 0 1
Bahrain 1 0 0
Cameroon 1 0 0
Panama 1 0 0
Tunisia 1 0 0
Sweden 0 4 1
Croatia 0 2 3
Lithuania 0 2 3
Greece 0 2 2
Trinidad and Tobago 0 2 0
Nigeria 0 1 3
Austria 0 1 2
Ireland 0 1 2
Serbia 0 1 2
Algeria 0 1 1
Bahamas 0 1 1
Colombia 0 1 1
Kirghyzstan 0 1 1
Morocco 0 1 1
Tajikistan 0 1 1
Chile 0 1 0
Ecuador 0 1 0
Iceland 0 1 0
Malaysia 0 1 0
South Africa 0 1 0
Singapore 0 1 0
Sudan 0 1 0
Vietnam 0 1 0
Armenia 0 0 6
Chinese Taipei 0 0 4
Afghanistan 0 0 1
Egypt 0 0 1
Israel 0 0 1
Moldova 0 0 1
Mauritius 0 0 1
Togo 0 0 1
Venezuela 0 0 1


  Summer Olympics Medal Table  
 
Last updated on : July 11, 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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