The United States maintains hegemony in the medal table of the Olympic Games


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The United States maintains hegemony in the medal table of the Olympic Games

The North American delegation finished with the most gold medals at Tokyo 2020, followed by China and Japan

United States managed to keep in the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020 its hegemony in the medal table, although not without difficulties in the face of a thriving China that was ahead until the final day, in which the North American country claimed several golds that allowed it to last at the top.

Japan ranked third in its Games, in line with the increase in metal production characteristic of the olympic hosts, but also driven by the incorporation of new sports that gave him a good handful of medals.

Russia, whose athletes competed under the flag of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) after the country was sanctioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, it also remained at the top of the list, despite having lost its dominance in rhythmic gymnastics, which weighed on its position against Britain.

Netherlands it rose from eleventh to seventh place, with 10 golds, and is the third best-performing European country.

San Marino He was one of the undisputed protagonists. The smallest country in the world hung on Tokyo 2020 the first Olympic medal in its history, a bronze, in the shooting pit.

The territory sent five athletes and three won medals: the aforementioned bronze, a silver in the mixed category of the same sport and another bronze in wrestling.

Those of Tokyo have been the Olympic Games in which the medals have been more distributed. A record 93 countries have hung at least one medal in the competition in the Japanese capital.

For its part, German Olympic Sports Federation (DOSB) defended the results obtained in Tokyo, despite achieving the fewest medals in three decades and maintaining the downward trend of recent years.

The German Olympic team, with 10 golds, 11 silvers and 16 bronzes, 37 medals in total, was ninth in the classification and obtained its worst record since the reunification of the country in 1990.

“Our result is comparable to London and Rio, but in the end a little looser,” the head of the German Olympic delegation, Dirk Schimmelpfennig, acknowledged in a statement.

Check the medal table of the Olympic Games of Tokyo 2020:


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