America Beats China by photo finish to win Tokyo Olympics; 39-38 gold medals.

The Tokyo Olympics which began on July 23, came to an end today, Sunday 8 August, with the United States earning more medals than any other country and Team Nigeria placed at 74th position in the games.

The U.S. took home more gold medals than any other country (39) as well as more total medals than any other country (113).

The U.S. scored victories in volleyball, track cycling, and basketball to top the medals tally with 39 golds, just one ahead of China

The Games had 93 of the 206 participating teams making it to the medals table, including 13 of the 54 from Africa.

Thirty-three sports have been contested across 16 days in largely empty stadiums, with fans barred over coronavirus risks and athletes living in strict biosecure conditions.

The Olympic flag will now pass to 2024 hosts Paris. But the circus will reconvene in just six months when Beijing, faced with boycott threats and a renewed coronavirus emergency, holds the Winter Games in February.

Team Nigeria was placed 74th at the end of the 2020 Tokyo Games on Sunday and eighth best among the 54 African nations at the Games.

By that, Nigeria finished 74th at Tokyo Olympics and 8th best from Africa.

Team Nigeria won two medals – one silver and one bronze – after being represented by 55 athletes.

While Ese Brume won the bronze medal with a recorded 6.97 metres jump in the women’s long jump event; Blessing Oborududu won the silver medal from the wrestling event’s women’s freestyle 68kg.

The Games, which began on July 23 and ended on Sunday, had 93 of the 206 participating teams making it to the medals table, including 13 of the 54 from Africa.

How African teams fared at Tokyo 2020

Country Position (Africa) Position (World) Gold Silver Bronze Total

Kenya 1 1 4 4 2 10

Uganda 2 36 2 1 1 4

South Africa 3 52 1 2 3

Egypt 4 54 1 1 4 6

Ethiopia 5 56 1 1 2 4

Tunisia 6 58 1 1 2

Morocco 7 63 1 1

Nigeria 8 74 1 1 2

Namibia 9 77 1 1

Botswana 10 86 1 1




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