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Paris 1900 Olympic Medals Table


Held from 14 May to 28 October, 1900, the 1900 Paris Olympic Games were organized as a part of the 1900 World's Fair. It witnessed the participating of a total of 997 athletes hailing from 24 nations, competing in 85 events in 19 different sports.

With women competing for the very first time in the Olympics, 21 out of 24 participating nations were successful in earning medals. Additionally, an impressive 12 medals were won by teams which comprised of athletes from numerous nations.

The host nation France made it to the top of the medals table by winning 25 gold, 41 silver and 34 bronze medals. The nation won the most number of medals. Below France were nations including United States of America, Great Britain, Mixed Team, Switzerland and so on. It is interesting to know that the athletes participating in mixed teams won medals in sports, including polo, sailing, tug of war, athletics, rowing and tennis. While some of these athletes won medals individually, others won it as part of a mixed Olympic team. American Alvin Kraenzlein, who won the 60m, 110m hurdles, 200m hurdles and the long jump, was considered as the star of 1900 Paris Olympic Games.



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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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