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Los Angeles 1932 Olympics Medals Table


Officially known as the Games of the X Olympiad, the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics took place from 30 July to 14 August, 1932. It has 1,332 athletes hailing from 37 NOCs, participating in 116 events in 14 different sports. The Games recorded the lowest number of participants since the 1904 Summer Olympics. Key reasons behind this decline were quoted as high costs of travelling to Los Angeles and the ongoing worldwide recession.

Talking about the medals won during the international multi-sport event, well, the host nation United States of America made it to the first spot by winning 41 gold, 32 silver and 30 bronze medals. Placed on the second and third positions were Italy and France, winning 12 and 10 gold medals respectively. The 1932 Los Angeles Olympics also marked the debut of NOCs from the Republic of China and Colombia. An interesting thing about the Games was that the organizing committee didn't keep any record of the Games' finances. However, the newspapers reported that the profit earned from the Games amounted to $1,000,000. Another little-known fact about these Games is that the selection process for its host nation comprised of a single bid, from Los Angeles, which finally hosted the 1932 Summer Olympics.



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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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