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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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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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