29 Aug 2016

Top 10 Countries that Won the Most Medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics Part 1!

The 2016 Rio Olympics have come and gone and it is time to discuss about the results of this year’s Olympic games. There are a total of 206 countries and 11,178 athletes that competed in this years games. With that many Olympians competing for the gold medal, there are bound to be those who will stand out the most. There will always be those few countries who will shine and will grab most of the coveted medals and that is probably because of various reasons. However, in this section, we will only be talking about who actually got the most medals. Here are the top 10 countries that won the most gold medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics part 1.

10. Australia

Hanging by a small margin, Australia managed to grab a total of 29 medals with eight gold medals, eleven silver medals and ten bronze medals. ten out of the 29 medals are from the swimming events with three gold medals from swimming alone. Although they had a little bit more medals back in the 2012 London Olympics, ranking in the top 10 is still a great accomplishment.

9. Italy

Italy grabs a total number of 28 medals in the 2016 Rio Olympics, falling short one medal against the Australians. You may be confused as to why Italy ranks number 9 and Australia is number 10 when Australia had more wins. That’s because Italy grabbed more silver medals than Australia. They both acquired eight gold medals but Italy had twelve silver medals compared to Australia’s eleven silver medals.

8. South Korea

South Korea dropped down three places to the 8th rank for grabbing seven less medals compared to their performance in the London Olympics. But it’s still a great achievement nonetheless to grab a total of 21 medals. They managed to get nine gold medals which is a lot more than most of the countries who competed in this year’s Olympics.

7. France

A big jump from the previous country, France managed to get a total of 42 medals in this year’s Olympic games. The sports event that they won the most medals was boxing and it was an incredible victory for them because it wasn’t only in the men’s division but in the women’s as well.

6. Japan

Although they have one less medal compared to France, they still rank higher because they won twelve gold medals while France only won ten. They won most of the medals from Judo but they won four gold medals in Wrestling. Japan won more medals this year compared to the 2012 London Olympics.

Some honorable mentions are Netherlands and Brazil with 19 medals and Hungary with 15 medals. For the second part of this series, the top 5 countries with the most medals will definitely pique your interest.