On the final day, the United States managed to climb to the top of the medal table of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, as in London 2012 and Rio 2016. Of course he did not have it easy against the People’s Republic of China, which was in charge until the last day in which the North American country claimed several golds to finally prevail by just one (39 out of 38). The Americans won 3 golds on Saturday, with triumphs in women’s basketball, boxing and track cycling. China had their chance in women’s boxing, but Li Quian ended up losing in the final and taking the silver.
Japan ranked third in his 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 (COR) after the country was sanctioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency, also remained at the top of the list (5th), despite giving up its dominance in rhythmic gymnastics , which was worth the 4th place to Britain.
For Latin America, the one with the best position was Brazil, 12th with 7 golds, same figure as Cuba, which was 14th with the least silver. Meanwhile, with his silver and two bronzes, Argentina it was 72nd.
One of the undisputed protagonists, and not because of its super vintage, was San Marino. The smallest country in the world the first Olympic medal in its history, a bronze, in shooting was hung in Tokyo. The Serenissima Republic 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 in Tokyo have been the Olympic Games in which the medals have been more distributed. A record of 93 countries they have hung at least one medal in the competition in the Japanese capital.