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London 1948 Olympics Medals Table


Popularly known as the Games of the XIV Olympiad, the 1948 London Olympics took place from 29 July to 14 August, 1948. As the first Olympic Games that took place in 12 years, the 1948 London Olympics witnessed the participating countries bringing in their own food due to shortages in the United Kingdom. A whopping 59 nations participated in these Olympics. Around 4,104 athletes, 3,714 men and 385 women took part in 19 different sports.

Unlike other participating nations, Germany, Soviet Union and Japan hadn't formed their NOC (National Olympic Committee) and were hence not invited to the 1948 London Olympics. On the medals front, United States of America finished up on the first position by earning 38 gold, 27 silver and 19 bronze medals. Following the US, Sweden and France took the second and third positions respectively. While Sweden won 16 gold, 11 silver and 17 bronze medals, France took home 10 gold, six silver and 13 bronze medals. Countries, including Ceylon, Puerto Rico, Burma, Lebanon and Syria were the first-time participants at the 1948 London Summer Games. The medals given away at these Games were the standard Trionfo designs that were used for the medals awarded during the Olympic Games that took place between 1928 and 1968.



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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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