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1912 Stockholm Olympic Medals Table


In 1912, Summer Olympics were scheduled in Stockholm, Sweden from 5 May to 27 July. It had 2407 athletes from 28 countries, participating in 102 events. It was during the 1912 Stockholm Games that automatic timing devices were introduced for track events, public address system and photo finish.

Also, the Games had the longest course for the cycling road race. It was 320km (199 miles)- the longest in the history of Olympic Games. Another surprising fact about these Games that the Greco-Roman wrestling(middleweight) semi-final match between Finland's Alfred Asikainen and Russian Martin Klein lasted for a massive 11 hours.

United States of America made it to the top position on the OIympics Medals table by earning 15 gold, 19 silver and 19 bronze medals. Sweden, Great Britain and Finland occupied the second, third and fourth positions on the medals table. These were indeed the Games that saw the introduction of art competitions, women's swimming, women's diving, decathlon and pentathlon. Also, electric timing was introduced in athletics for the very first time. The Olympic Games' organizers ditched Figure Skating in order to promote the Nordic Games. The 1912 Stockholm Games had an excellent feature that competitors came from all the five continents in the world. Japan made its debut in the Olympics by participating in these Summer Games.



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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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