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Sydney 2000 Olympics Medals Table


The 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics, which was scheduled from 15 September to 1 October 2000 in Sydney, Australia saw a total of 10,651 athletes from 199 nations, competing in 300 events in 28 sports. While athletes from 80 countries were successful in winning at least one medal, the 119 countries were left without even a single medal.

The United States of America made it to the top by winning 40 gold, 24 silver and 33 bronze medals. Talking about the host nation, Australia, it finished the Games by ranking fourth on the medals table and winning 16 gold, 25 silver and 17 bronze medals.

Countries, including Latvia, Slovenia, Cameroon, Colombia and Mozambique won a gold medal for the first time in their respective Olympic histories. On the other hand, there were nations, including Macedona, Kyrgyzstan, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, Kuwait and Barbados, which won their first ever Olympic medals. The 2000 Sydney Summer Olympics also saw some highly acclaimed comebacks with that of US softball team being the most talked-about one. After losing three consecutive games, the US softball team regrouped and finally won a gold medal by defeating each of the three teams that they had lost to in the previous matches.



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Last Updated : July 25, 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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