Tokyo Olympics: All the very best stats from the 2020 Video games


The 16 action-packed days of Tokyo 2020 have flown by.

We have had very good sporting drama, new heroes rising, world information damaged and loads of historical past made.

So what are the stats to savour from this Olympic Video games? BBC Sport and Nielsen Gracenote have a look…

US beats China to high desk

USA top medal table again

America high the medal desk for the sixth time in seven Olympic Video games. In any respect seven, they’ve gained probably the most medals.

Japan’s third place within the medal desk – with 58 medals together with 27 gold – is the nation’s joint greatest with Tokyo 1964 when internet hosting and Mexico 1968.

Nice Britain completed second in Rio 2016 and third in London 2012. Nevertheless, that is Crew GB’s second greatest efficiency at an abroad Olympics, after Rio (67 medals).

all time medal table

The remainder

Australia return to the highest six of the medal desk for the primary time since Beijing 2008.

Exterior the highest six international locations, Italy had their greatest ever Summer time Video games with 40 medals, as did the Netherlands (36 medals), New Zealand (20 medals) and Brazil (21 medals). The Brazilians repeated Nice Britain’s feat of enhancing on their medal whole on the Olympics instantly after internet hosting.

Germany didn’t end within the high six of the medal desk for the primary time since re-unification of East and West Germany in 1990. The final time there was no German workforce within the high six of the medal desk was on the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne.

Tokyo top 10 athletes

World information

Norway’s Karsten Warholm ran an astonishing 45.94 second men’s 400m hurdles race to obliterate his earlier world report and take gold at Tokyo 2020, in one of many moments of the Video games. And Britain’s history-making swimming workforce set a new world record time within the 4x100m combined medley relay.

However regardless of some pre-Video games concern over shoe expertise having an excessive amount of sway in athletics particularly, there have been fewer information set in Japan.

Simon Gleave, head of sports activities evaluation at Nielsen Gracenote, stated: “The 22 world information damaged in Tokyo is down on the 27 in Rio 5 years in the past regardless of the addition of one other sport, sport climbing, wherein information will be damaged. In weightlifting solely 4 world information went – three to the identical individual Georgian super-heavyweight Lasha Talakhadze – in comparison with eight in Rio.”

where world records were broken

British power in breadth

Pie chart showing where GB's medals came from

This was Britain’s best ever swimming performance.

Nice Britain’s power is within the variety of sport-discipline combos the nation medals in. Medals had been gained by Crew GB in 25 completely different sport-discipline combos, breaking the report of 23 set at Rio 2016. Nice Britain gained medals in simply 12 sport-discipline combos as just lately as Sydney 2000. Neither China nor USA gained medals in as many sports activities as Nice Britain.

Monitor biking and athletics are the one sports activities wherein Crew GB have gained at the very least 4 medals in at every of the final 4 Olympic Video games.

Sports activities with 4+ medalsGold medalsWhole medals
Tokyo 2020Swimming; Biking – Monitor; Crusing; Boxing; Athletics12 gold = 55%32 medals = 49%
Rio 2016Biking – Monitor; Athletics; Rowing; Gymnastics – Inventive; Swimming14 gold = 52%35 medals = 52%
London 2012Biking – Monitor; Rowing; Athletics; Boxing; Crusing19 gold = 66%34 medals = 52%
Beijing 2008Biking – Monitor; Crusing; Athletics; Rowing14 gold = 74%32 medals = 63%

when countries dominated in one sport

United States

As soon as once more, swimming and athletics had been the core of the US Olympic efficiency, offering 56 medals together with 18 golds (50% of their whole medals, 46% of whole golds).

9 freestyle wrestling medals – together with three golds – is a US greatest tally in that sport since 1904. Nevertheless, regardless of the performances of Caeleb Dressel and Katie Ledecky, 11 swimming golds was the bottom for the reason that 1992 Barcelona Olympics.

A lot to Michael Johnson’s irritation, the USA’s athletics efficiency set some unwanted records. Their seven athletics golds was the joint lowest in US Olympic historical past, with the US males’s two athletics gold medals additionally an all-time low. There have been no males’s particular person observe golds for the primary time and regardless that the lads gained 10 athletics medals in whole – that was additionally their lowest return in Video games historical past.


China’s core sports activities of diving, taking pictures, weightlifting, creative gymnastics and desk tennis produced 25 golds and 46 medals in Tokyo (66% and 52% of their totals respectively). Twelve diving medals and 11 taking pictures medals had been each Olympic information for China.

The eight medals, together with seven golds, in weightlifting had been additionally each Chinese language Olympic information and it was their greatest efficiency in desk tennis (4 gold, three silver) since Sydney 2000.

Fourth place desk

The one desk you do not need to end high of – fourth place is commonly thought of because the “worst place to complete”. Exterior the medals, generally with the tiniest of margins sufficient to separate ecstasy and heartache.

At Rio 2016, Crew GB completed fourth on 16 events, a post-war report. And so they nonetheless got here second within the medal desk.

In Tokyo…

CrewVariety of fourth locations
United States26
Russian Olympic Committee15
Nice Britain14
South Korea12
Supply: Nielsen Gracenote

Girls’s medal desk

Canada’s ladies boosted their nation’s place within the total medal desk by successful 75% of the workforce’s medals and 71% of all of the Canadian gold medals.

Nice Britain – who despatched extra feminine athletes than male for the primary time – completed the Video games on a excessive with Lauren Worth’s boxing gold and Laura Kenny as flagbearer on the closing ceremony. However they had been the one nation within the high 10 for women-only occasions in Tokyo whose feminine rivals gained lower than 30% of their nation’s gold medals.

Nevertheless GB ladies had been profitable in numerous combined workforce occasions – golds in workforce eventing, swimming 4x100m combined relay and combined triathlon, silver in crusing (combined Nacra 170 class) and bronze in workforce dressage.

NationGoldSilverBronzeWhole% gold from ladies% all medals from ladies
New Zealand6321185.71%55%
Nice Britain67102327.27%38.38%
Whole13313315442045.5% common45.5% common
Supply: Nielsen Gracenote

Of the international locations within the high 10 of the general medal desk, Italy and France don’t seem within the high 10 of the medal desk for ladies’s occasions. Italy’s ladies have gained 20% of the nation’s gold medals and 37.5% of the medals. For France, that is 20% and 45%.

ROC v Russia 2012 v Russia 2016

The Russian Olympic Committee have carried out higher – (20 golds, 71 medals) than Russia did at both the 2012 or 2016 Olympics. In 2012, Russia gained 68 medals together with 20 golds. 5 years in the past in Rio, the Russian workforce gained 56 medals with 19 golds amongst them.

GB v Australia

2000 – Sydney4thtenth
2004 – Athens4thtenth
2008 – Beijingsixth4th
2012 – Londoneighththird
2016 – Riotenth2nd
2020/21 – Tokyosixth4th
Supply: Nielsen Gracenote

Simon Gleave, head of sports activities evaluation at Gracenote, stated: “The duel between Nice Britain was gained by Crew GB for the fourth Video games in a row nevertheless it has not been as shut on gold medals between Crew GB and Australia since 2008. Nice Britain now lead 17-10 in opposition to their previous sporting rivals.”

What a time to be an Italian

It has been a golden summer time for Italy. Eurovision winners in Could; Euro 2020 winners in July; a primary ever Wimbledon finalist in Matteo Berrettini; and now a report medal haul of 40 – together with 10 golds – making Tokyo 2020 their greatest ever Video games.

Italy’s earlier highest medal whole was 36 at each the Los Angeles 1932 and Rome 1960 Video games. And their 5 athletics golds featured a few of the Video games’ standout moments, together with Lamont Marcell Jacob’s prestigious men’s 100m sprint victory, the lads’s dramatic 4x100m relay victory, and Gianmarco Tamberi’s iconic shared high jump gold.

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