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Tokyo 1964 Olympic Medals Table

The Tokyo 1964 Olympics were the Games of the 18th Olympiad and the first Olympics to be held in Asia. The Games were scheduled for over 15 days from 10 to 24 October, 1964. It witnessed the participation by 5,151 athletes including 4,473 men and 678 women, hailing from 93 countries. The athletes participated in 163 events in 20 sports. Sports, including volleyball and judo were introduced for the very first time in the history of Olympics.

The best part about these Games as that they were scheduled in thirty venues that comprised of newly constructed, renovated and temporary amenities and were located in the Tokyo metropolitan area in addition to four other prefectures viz: Saitama, Nagano, Kanagawa and Chiba.

In 1964 Tokyo Games as well, the United States of America stood on the first position in terms of medals standings by winning 36 gold, 26 silver and 28 bronze medals. Among the memorable champions of the Games was Abebe Bikila of Ethiopia, who became the first athlete to win the marathon for two times. Also, the Soviet gymnast Larysa Latynina added a new feather to her crown by bringing the medal total to an impressive 18. Last but definitely not the least, Greco-Roman wrestler Imre Polyak won gold at the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games.

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Last Updated : July 25, 2016