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Rome 1960 Olympic Medals Table

Scheduled from 25 August to 11 September 1960, the 1920 Summer Olympics took place in Rome, Italy. It had a total of 5,338 athletes from 83 countries participating in 150 events in 17 sports. One of the most stunning features about these Games was that it saw Iraq winning an Olympic medal for the very first time. The nation's Abdul Wahid Aziz won a bronze medal in men's weightlifting.

As per the medals count, USSR(Soviet Union) stood on the first position by winning 43 gold, 29 silver and 31 bronze medals with USA and the host nation Italy occupying the second and third positions respectively. While athletes from 44 countries were successful in winning at least one medal, 39 countries weren't successful in winning any medal. Countries including the Republic of China, British West Indies, Iraq, Ghana, Singapore, Ethiopia and Morocco won the first Olympics medals in the history of Games. Two extra gold medals were awarded in the men's pommel horse and long horse vault events in gymnastics. This was done due to existence of ties. Similarly, an additional bronze medal was awarded in the Rings event. In the boxing events, two bronze medals were awarded in each weight class, leading to an increase in the total number of bronze medals as compared to the sum of gold and silver medals.

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Last Updated : July 22, 2016

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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