2020 Summer Olympics medals
LocationTokyo,  Japan
Highlights
Most gold medals United States (39)
Most total medals United States (113)
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Medal achievements of each team during the 2020 Summer Olympics.[Note 1]
Legend:
   Participants that won at least one gold medal
   Participants that won at least one silver medal (and no gold medals)
   Participants that won at least one bronze medal (and no gold or silver medals)
   Participants that did not win any medals
   Countries and territories that did not participate
The number of the total medals of each team during the 2020 Summer Olympics.
The number of the total medals of each team during the 2020 Summer Olympics.

The following medal table is a list of 92 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and one non-NOC team ranked by the number of gold medals won by their athletes during the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, from 23 July to 8 August 2021.

Bermuda,[1] the Philippines[2] and Qatar[3] won their first-ever Olympic gold medals, while Burkina Faso[4] San Marino,[5] and Turkmenistan[6] won their first-ever medals. In addition, North Macedonia won its first-ever silver medal, having previously received one bronze medal.[7]

A total of 93 nation teams won medals, breaking the previous record of 87 from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2016 Rio Olympics. Furthermore, 65 nations won at least one gold medal, also breaking the record established at the Rio games. The United States won the most gold medals, as well as the most overall medals. Host Japan finished third with 27 gold medals.

Medals

See also: Olympic medal

The design for the Olympic medals for the 2020 Summer Olympics was created by Junichi Kawanishi. The medals were manufactured using metal extracted from recycled small electronic devices donated by the public. The ribbon uses the traditional Japanese design motifs found in ichimatsu moyo, a harmonised chequered pattern, and kasane no irome, a traditional kimono layering technique, in a modern presentation. The case is manufactured from Japanese ash wood dyed with the same colour as the Olympic emblem. The circular lid and the body of the case can be opened like a ring connected by a magnet.[8] The obverse of the medals features Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, in front of Panathenaic Stadium and the Olympic rings.[9]

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes were presented with their medals on trays, and were asked to put them on themselves (or each other, in case of team winners), rather than having them placed around their necks by a dignitary.[10]

Medal count

See also: Olympic medal table

This is the table of the medal count of the 2020 Summer Olympics, based on the medal count of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). These rankings sort by the number of gold medals earned by a National Olympic Committee (NOC). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals. If, after the above, countries are still tied, equal ranking is given and they are listed alphabetically by IOC Country Code. Although this information is provided by the IOC, the IOC itself does not recognize or endorse any ranking system.[11]

The 2020 Summer Olympic program featured 33 sports with 50 disciplines, and a total of 339 events, resulting in 339 sets of medals being distributed.

Two gold medals were awarded for a first-place tie in the men's high jump athletics event. No silver medal was awarded as a result.[12]

In boxing (13 events), judo (15 events), karate (8 events), taekwondo (8 events), and wrestling (18 events), two bronze medals are awarded in each event, for an additional 62 bronze medals. Also, two bronze medals were awarded for a third-place tie in the women's floor gymnastics event, for a total of 63 additional bronze medals.

The medalists of the Women's 48 kg judo event
The medalists of the Women's 48 kg judo event
Vincent Hancock gold medalist in the men's skeet
Vincent Hancock gold medalist in the men's skeet
The medalists of the Women's 10 metre air pistol shooting event
The medalists of the Women's 10 metre air pistol shooting event

  *   Nation of host city

2020 Summer Olympics medal table[13]
RankTeamGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States394133113
2 China38321888
3 Japan*27141758
4 Great Britain22212265
5 ROC20282371
6 Australia1772246
7 Netherlands10121436
8 France10121133
9 Germany10111637
10 Italy10102040
11 Canada761124
12 Brazil76821
13 New Zealand76720
14 Cuba73515
15 Hungary67720
16 South Korea641020
17 Poland45514
18 Czech Republic44311
19 Kenya44210
20 Norway4228
21 Jamaica4149
22 Spain38617
23 Sweden3609
24 Switzerland34613
25 Denmark34411
26 Croatia3328
27 Iran3227
28 Serbia3159
29 Belgium3137
30 Bulgaria3126
31 Slovenia3115
32 Uzbekistan3025
33 Georgia2518
34 Chinese Taipei24612
35 Turkey22913
36 Greece2114
 Uganda2114
38 Ecuador2103
39 Ireland2024
 Israel2024
41 Qatar2013
42 Bahamas2002
 Kosovo2002
44 Ukraine161219
45 Belarus1337
46 Romania1304
 Venezuela1304
48 India1247
49 Hong Kong1236
50 Philippines1214
 Slovakia1214
52 South Africa1203
53 Austria1157
54 Egypt1146
55 Indonesia1135
56 Ethiopia1124
 Portugal1124
58 Tunisia1102
59 Estonia1012
 Fiji1012
 Latvia1012
 Thailand1012
63 Bermuda1001
 Morocco1001
 Puerto Rico1001
66 Colombia0415
67 Azerbaijan0347
68 Dominican Republic0325
69 Armenia0224
70 Kyrgyzstan0213
71 Mongolia0134
72 Argentina0123
 San Marino0123
74 Jordan0112
 Malaysia0112
 Nigeria0112
77 Bahrain0101
 Lithuania0101
 Namibia0101
 North Macedonia0101
 Saudi Arabia0101
 Turkmenistan0101
83 Kazakhstan0088
84 Mexico0044
85 Finland0022
86 Botswana0011
 Burkina Faso0011
 Ghana0011
 Grenada0011
 Ivory Coast0011
 Kuwait0011
 Moldova0011
 Syria0011
Totals (93 teams)3403384021080

Podium sweeps

Date Sport Event Team Gold Silver Bronze Ref
27 July 2021 Cycling Women's cross-country  Switzerland Jolanda Neff Sina Frei Linda Indergand [14][15]
31 July 2021 Athletics Women's 100 metres  Jamaica Elaine Thompson-Herah Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce Shericka Jackson [16]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ As a result of penalties imposed on Russia due to doping controversies, Russian athletes participated under the name of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) rather than the country itself. The Refugee Olympic Team is not represented on the map.

References

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  3. ^ "Qatar wins first Olympic gold as Fares Ibrahim sets Olympic record". The Peninsula. 31 July 2021. Retrieved 31 July 2021.
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  11. ^ "Olympic Charter" (PDF). p. 99. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Olympic high jumpers from Qatar and Italy tied. Instead of having a jump off, the friends decided to share the gold medal". CBS News. Retrieved 7 August 2021.
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  16. ^ Phillips, Mitch; Evans, Simon; Keating, Steve (31 July 2021). "Jamaica sweep 100m podium, Djokovic leaves with nothing". Reuters. Retrieved 4 August 2021.