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Berlin 1936 Olympic Medals Table


Officially known as the Games of the XI Olympiad, the 1926 Berlin Olympics was held in Berlin, Germany from 1 August to 16 August, 1926. The Games has 3,963 athletes hailing from 49 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) participating in about 129 events in 19 different sports. Also, this was the first Olympics which saw the participation of highest number of nations. While 32 NOCs won medals, 17 others didn't succeed in winning a medal.

Though a boycott by the United States was suggested, the same wasn't implemented at a later point of time. The other NOCs which threatened to boycott the Games of XI Olympics included France, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Netherlands and Czechoslovakia. Coming to the medal winners, Germany topped the list by winning 33 gold, 26 silver and 30 bronze medals. Next were United States of America and Hungary holding the second and third positions respectively. While the United States won 24 gold, 20 silver and 12 bronze medals, Hungary was successful in taking home 10 gold, one silver and five bronze medals. During the Games, American springboard diver, Marjorie Gestring became the youngest Olympic champion at the tender age of 13 years and 268 days. She won her first major title at the Amateur Athletic Union meeting held at Chicago in 1936.




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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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