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Montreal 1976 Olympic Medals Table


The 1976 Montreal Olympics took place from 17 July to 1 August, 1976 in Montreal, Canada with a total of 6,084 athletes from 92 countries participating in 198 events in 23 different sports. A triggering 28 African countries chose to boycott the Games.

Athletes hailing from 41 countries were successful in winning at least one medal and 51 others were left with no medal in hand. The 1976 Montreal Olympics also became a witness to the first-time medal-winning nations, including Thailand and Bermuda. One of the most unfortunate things about these Games was that the host nation Canada couldn't win even a single gold medal and also fell in terms of finance.

USSR won most of the medals, including 49 gold, 41 silver and 35 bronze. Additionally, German Democratic Republic finished on the second position by winning 40 gold, 25 silver and 25 bronze medals. According to sports-wise medals, two bronze medals were awarded for each weight class in boxing and judo. Also, two bronze medals were given away to the third-place ties in the men's pommel horse and men's horizontal bare events in gymnastics. Coming to the women's team, two silver medals were awarded for a second-place tie in the women's vault with no bronze medals awarded for the sports event.



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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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