2020 Summer Olympics medals
Japan National Stadium in 2021
The Japan National Stadium during the 2020 Summer Olympics
LocationTokyo,  Japan
Highlights
Most gold medals United States (39)
Most total medals United States (113)
World map showing the medal achievements of each country during the 2020 Summer Olympics.[a] Legend: .mw-parser-output .legend{page-break-inside:avoid;break-inside:avoid-column}.mw-parser-output .legend-color{display:inline-block;min-width:1.25em;height:1.25em;line-height:1.25;margin:1px 0;text-align:center;border:1px solid black;background-color:transparent;color:black}.mw-parser-output .legend-text{}   represents countries that won at least one gold medal.    represents countries that won at least one silver medal but no gold medals.    represents countries that won only at least one bronze medal.    represents countries that did not win any medals.    represents entities that did not participate in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
World map showing the medal achievements of each country during the 2020 Summer Olympics.[a]
Legend:
   represents countries that won at least one gold medal.
   represents countries that won at least one silver medal but no gold medals.
   represents countries that won only at least one bronze medal.
   represents countries that did not win any medals.
   represents entities that did not participate in the 2020 Summer Olympics.
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 2020 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXXII Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event held in Tokyo, Japan, from 23 July to 8 August 2021. The games were postponed by one year as part of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sports.[2] However, the Games was referred to by its original date in all medals, uniforms, promotional items, and other related media in order to avoid confusion in future years.[3][4] A total of 11,417 athletes from 206 nations participated in 339 events in 33 sports across 50 different disciplines.[5][6]

Overall, the event saw two records: 93 nations received at least one medal, and 65 of them won at least one gold medal.[7][8] Athletes from the United States won the most medals overall, with 113, and the most gold medals, with 39.[9] Host nation Japan won 27 gold medals surpassing its gold medal tally of 16 at both the 1964 and 2004 summer editions.[10] Athletes from that nation also won 58 medals overall, which eclipsed its record of 41 overall medals won at the previous Summer Olympics.[11]

American swimmer Caeleb Dressel won the most gold medals at the games with five.[12] Meanwhile, Australian swimmer Emma McKeon won the greatest number of medals overall, with seven in total.[13] As a result, she tied Soviet gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya's seven medals at the 1952 summer edition for most medals won at a single games by a female athlete.[14] Bermuda, Qatar, and the Philippines won their nation's first Olympic gold medals.[15] Meanwhile, Burkina Faso, Turkmenistan, and San Marino won their nation's first Olympic medals.[15] However, Turkmenistani athletes had previously competed as nationals of the Russian Empire and of the Soviet Union.[b][16][17]

Medals

See also: Olympic medal

The medals used for the 2020 Summer Olympics were designed by Junichi Kawanishi.[18] They were manufactured using metal extracted from recycled small electronic devices donated by the public.[18] The ribbon uses the traditional Japanese design motifs found in ichimatsu moyo (市松模様), a harmonised chequered pattern, and kasane no irome (重ね の 色目), a traditional kimono layering technique.[19][20] 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.[20] The obverse of the medals features Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, in front of Panathenaic Stadium and the Olympic rings.[21]

As a result of safety protocols stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, athletes were presented with their medals on trays, and were asked to put them on themselves (or each other, in the case of team winners), rather than having them placed around their necks by a dignitary.[22]

Medal count

From left to right: Raven Saunders, Gong Lijiao, and Valerie Adams won silver, gold, and bronze respectively during the women's shot put event.[23]
From left to right: Raven Saunders, Gong Lijiao, and Valerie Adams won silver, gold, and bronze respectively during the women's shot put event.[23]
Neisi Dajomes won the gold medal in the women's 76 kg weightlifting competition, becoming Ecuador's first female gold medalist.[24]
Neisi Dajomes won the gold medal in the women's 76 kg weightlifting competition, becoming Ecuador's first female gold medalist.[24]
Ítalo Ferreira won the gold medal during the men's shortboard surfing event.[25]
Ítalo Ferreira won the gold medal during the men's shortboard surfing event.[25]
Daniel Ståhl won the gold medal in the men's discus throw competition.[26]
Damian Warner won the gold medal in the men's decathlon.[27]
Damian Warner won the gold medal in the men's decathlon.[27]
Vincent Hancock won a gold medal in the men's skeet competition. He became the first skeet shooter to win three gold medals in Olympic history having previously won in 2008 and 2012.[28]
Vincent Hancock won a gold medal in the men's skeet competition. He became the first skeet shooter to win three gold medals in Olympic history having previously won in 2008 and 2012.[28]

See also: List of 2020 Summer Olympics medal winners

The medal table is based on information provided by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is consistent with IOC convention in its published medal tables. By default, the table is ordered by the number of gold medals the athletes from a nation have won, where nation is an entity represented by a National Olympic Committee (NOC). The number of silver medals is taken into consideration next and then the number of bronze medals.

In boxing, judo, karate, taekwondo, and wrestling, two bronze medals are awarded in each weight class.[29][30][31][32] Two gold medals (and no silver) were awarded to Mutaz Essa Barshim and Gianmarco Tamberi for a first-place tie in the men's high jump athletics event.[33] Two bronze medals were awarded to Angelina Melnikova and Mai Murakami for a third-place tie in the women's floor gymnastics event.[34]

Key

  *   Host nation (Japan)

2020 Summer Olympics medal table[35]
RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States394133113
2 China38321989
3 Japan*27141758
4 Great Britain22202264
5 ROC20282371
6 Australia1772246
7 Netherlands10121436
8 France10121133
9 Germany10111637
10 Italy10102040
11 Canada771024
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 entries)3403384021080

Changes in medal standings

See also: List of stripped Olympic medals

Key

  ※   Disqualified athlete(s)

List of official changes in medal standings
Ruling date Sport/Event Athlete (NOC) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Total Notes
18 February 2022 Athletics
Men's 4 × 100 m
 Zharnel Hughes (GBR)
 Richard Kilty (GBR)
 Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake (GBR)
 CJ Ujah (GBR)
−1 –1 On 12 August 2021, CJ Ujah was suspended from competition by World Athletics after testing positive for the banned substances S-23 and Enobosarm.[36] Six months later, the IOC formally requested Team GB to collect the medals from teammates Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty, and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake.[37][38] Canada's relay team received the silver medal, and China's relay team was awarded the bronze.[39]
 Jerome Blake (CAN)
 Aaron Brown (CAN)
 Andre De Grasse (CAN)
 Brendon Rodney (CAN)
+1 −1 0
 Tang Xingqiang (CHN)
 Su Bingtian (CHN)
 Xie Zhenye (CHN)
 Wu Zhiqiang (CHN)
+1 +1
List of official changes by country
NOC Gold Silver Bronze Net Change
 Great Britain (GBR) 0 −1 0 −1
 Canada (CAN) 0 +1 −1 0
 China (CHN) 0 0 +1 +1

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.[1] The Refugee Olympic Team is not represented on the map.
  2. ^ During the 1992 Summer Olympics, Turkmenistani athletes competed as part of the Unified Team.[16]

References

  1. ^ Gilbert, Asha C. (28 July 2021). "What Does ROC Mean? Why Russia Can't Compete at the Tokyo Olympics, But Its Athletes Can". USA Today. Archived from the original on 12 November 2021. Retrieved 9 November 2021.
  2. ^ Blount, Rachel (17 July 2021). "No fans, no families, no fun? Ready or not, here come the Tokyo Olympics". Star Tribune. Archived from the original on 15 December 2021. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  3. ^ Maese, Rick (23 July 2021). "The Olympics Are Finally Here. Here's a Guide to Help You Watch the Tokyo Summer Games". The Washington Post. Archived from the original on 10 August 2021. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  4. ^ Specter, Emma (30 March 2020). "The Tokyo Olympics Have Officially Been Rescheduled". Vogue. Archived from the original on 24 March 2022. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  5. ^ Woodyatt, Amy (22 February 2022). "The Winter Olympics Don't Really Represent the World: Costs, climate and quotas Keep the Majority off the Podium". CNN. Archived from the original on 11 March 2022. Retrieved 11 March 2022.
  6. ^ Axson, Scooby (20 July 2021). "What to Know About NBC's Coverage of the Tokyo Olympics". USA Today. Archived from the original on 15 December 2021. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  7. ^ Rahman, Anisue (12 August 2021). "Will Bangladesh Ever Realise Its Olympics Dream?". The Daily Star. Archived from the original on 6 October 2021. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  8. ^ "2020 Summer Olympics Overview". Olympedia. Archived from the original on 19 December 2021. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  9. ^ Gastelum, Andrew (8 August 2021). "Team USA Passes China on Final Day for Most Gold Medals at Tokyo Olympics". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on 20 October 2021. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  10. ^ Wade, Stephen (8 August 2021). "Japan Has Its Best Olympic Medal Haul: 27 Gold, 58 Overall". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 20 October 2021. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  11. ^ "Japan Earns Record Medal Haul at Tokyo Olympics". Japan Echo Web. 16 August 2021. Archived from the original on 16 August 2021. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  12. ^ Norlander, Matt (1 August 2021). "With Five Golds in Tokyo, Caeleb Dressel proves life after Michael Phelps Is Still Dominant for Team USA". CBS Sports. Archived from the original on 20 October 2021. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  13. ^ Archibold, Randal C. (31 July 2021). "With Seven Medals at One Olympics, Emma McKeon Ties a Record". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 11 October 2021. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  14. ^ Harris, Beth (1 August 2021). "7th Heaven: Aussie McKeon Leaves Tokyo with 7 Swim Medals". Associated Press. Archived from the original on 12 September 2021. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  15. ^ a b Axon, Rachel (8 August 2021). "US Tops Overall and Gold Medal Count in Tokyo, Thanks in Part to Women's Dominance". USA Today. Archived from the original on 17 August 2021. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  16. ^ a b Mercer, Bryan (27 July 2021). "Turkmenistan Takes Home First Ever Olympic Medal". WMAQ-TV. Archived from the original on 15 April 2022. Retrieved 3 April 2022.
  17. ^ "Weightlifter Polina Guryeva Wins Turkmenistan's 1st Olympic Medal". ESPN. 27 July 2021. Archived from the original on 27 July 2021. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  18. ^ a b Cannon, Jay (24 July 2019). "Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medals Made from 80,000 Tons of Recycled Mobile Phones, Electronics". USA Today. Archived from the original on 5 January 2022. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  19. ^ "Designs of Tokyo 2020's Recycled Medals Unveiled". International Olympic Committee. 24 July 2019. Archived from the original on 23 February 2022. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  20. ^ a b Holland, Oscar (24 July 2019). "Tokyo 2020 Unveils Olympic Medals Made from Old Electronics". CNN. Archived from the original on 21 October 2021. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  21. ^ Shankar, Saurabh (26 July 2019). "Giving medals a green touch – the Tokyo 2020 way". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 10 July 2021. Retrieved 10 July 2021.
  22. ^ "How the Olympics will look different this year". CTV News. 14 July 2021. Archived from the original on 22 July 2021. Retrieved 24 July 2021.
  23. ^ "China's Gong Lijiao Wins Gold in women's shot put at Tokyo Olympics with Personal Best". ESPN. 31 July 2021. Archived from the original on 4 August 2021. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  24. ^ "Ecuador's Neisi Dajomes Barrera Wins Historic Women's Weightlifting 76 kg Gold". International Olympic Committee. 1 August 2021. Archived from the original on 10 January 2022. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  25. ^ Branch, John (7 August 2021). "Carissa Moore and Italo Ferreira Win the First Olympic Gold Medals in Surfing". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 24 September 2021. Retrieved 11 October 2021.
  26. ^ Reardon, Logan (31 July 2021). "'Swedish Viking' Daniel Stahl Wins Gold in Men's Discus Throw". NBC Sports. Archived from the original on 31 July 2021. Retrieved 20 September 2021.
  27. ^ "Canada's Damian Warner Captures Gold in Men's Decathlon; Nafi Thiam Wins Her Second Consecutive Gold in Women's Olympic Heptathlon". ESPN. 5 August 2021. Archived from the original on 9 August 2021. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  28. ^ "Vincent Hancock Becomes First Skeet Shooter to Win 3 Olympic Golds; Amber English Knocks Off Reigning Women's Champ". ESPN. 26 July 2021. Archived from the original on 4 August 2021. Retrieved 12 November 2021.
  29. ^ "Boxing". NBC Sports. Archived from the original on 28 January 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  30. ^ "International Judo Federation". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 25 October 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  31. ^ "Taekwondo". NBC Sports. Archived from the original on 3 December 2020. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  32. ^ "Wrestling". NBC Sports. Archived from the original on 15 January 2021. Retrieved 17 February 2021.
  33. ^ al-Baroudi, Wajih (1 August 2021). "2020 Tokyo Olympics: High Jumpers Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar and Gianmarco Tamberi of Italy Share Gold Medal". CBS News. Archived from the original on 25 December 2021. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  34. ^ DeMeyer, Tess (2 August 2021). "The Tie That Couldn't Be Broken: Murakami, Melnikova Both Earn Bronze in Floor Exercise Final". NBC Sports. Archived from the original on 10 January 2022. Retrieved 9 January 2022.
  35. ^ "Tokyo 2020 Olympic Medal Table". International Olympic Committee. Archived from the original on 8 February 2022. Retrieved 9 February 2022.
  36. ^ "CJ Ujah: British Olympic Silver Medallist Suspended After Positive Test for Banned Substance". BBC Sport. 12 August 2021. Archived from the original on 26 August 2021. Retrieved 9 October 2021.
  37. ^ "Media Release. Decision rendered by the Anti-Doping Division of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS ADD). Chijindu Ujah – Athletics" (PDF). Court of Arbitration for Sport. 18 February 2022. Archived (PDF) from the original on 18 February 2022. Retrieved 18 February 2022.
  38. ^ Ingle, Sean (18 February 2022). "Team GB Lose 4x100m Olympic Silver After Ujah Doping Confirmed". The Guardian. Archived from the original on 23 February 2022. Retrieved 23 February 2022.
  39. ^ "Events from Sochi 2014 and Tokyo 2020 to Have Medals and Diplomas Reallocated". International Olympic Committee. 19 May 2022. Archived from the original on 20 May 2022. Retrieved 19 May 2022.