2016 Summer Olympics medal table

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World map showing the medal achievements of each country during the 2016 Summer Olympics.
   Countries that won at least one gold medal.
   Countries that won at least one silver medal (and no gold medals).
   Countries that won at least one bronze medal (and no gold or silver medals).
   Countries that did not win any medals.
   Countries that did not participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The number of the total medals of each country during the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The following medal table is a list of National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and one non-NOC team ranked by the number of gold medals won by their athletes during the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, from 5 to 21 August 2016.[1]

Vietnam, Kosovo, Fiji, Singapore, Puerto Rico, Bahrain, Jordan, Tajikistan and Ivory Coast won their first Olympic gold medals (however, Bahrain retroactively won a gold medal for the 2012 Summer Olympics due to medals reallocation). They were also Kosovo's, Fiji's, and Jordan's first Olympic medals of any kind.[2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11] Kuwaiti shooter Fehaid Al-Deehani became the first independent athlete to win a gold medal,[12][13] though gold medals have been won under the Olympic flag by other entities, such as countries that competed under the flag at 1980 Summer Olympics in Moscow or the Unified Team in 1992.

For the fifth time in the last six Games, the United States led the medal table both in number of gold medals won (as the medals are listed on the official website of the Games, and internationally by tradition), and in overall medals (the traditional method by which the table is listed in the United States). Behind the United States, Great Britain were second on the medal table by golds (27), and third by overall medals (67) – their highest finish in the former case since the home games of 1908 and in the latter since 1920, while China were third by golds (26), but second by overall medals (70). Both countries were significantly behind the United States tally (46 golds, 121 medals), but well clear of a group of challengers for fourth in the table including Russia, Germany, France and 2020 hosts Japan.

Athletes from 87 nations earned medals at the 2016 Summer Olympics, breaking the record of most nations winning a medal at a single edition of the Olympics.[14] However, following reallocation due to doping sanctions, an 87th country was later awarded a medal at the 2008 Olympics, tying the record. Athletes from 59 nations earned gold medals at these games, also breaking the record for the most number of nations winning gold at a single games.[15] Great Britain became the first country in the history of the modern Olympics to increase their tally of medals in the subsequent games after being the host nation – winning 67 total medals (with 27 golds) at these games compared to the 65 (with 29 golds) won in London four years previously.[16][17] Host country Brazil won seven gold medals, their most at any single Summer Olympics.


Representative set of the Olympic medals

The design for the Olympic medals for the 2016 Summer Olympics featured the largest medals in terms of diameter of any medal presented at the Olympics.[18] The golds are purer than any presented at all preceding Olympics. The silvers were made from recycling mirrors, solder, and X-ray plates. Much of the copper used in the bronzes came from recycling waste from the mint that minted the medals. The obverse of the medals features Nike, the Greek goddess of victory.[19]

Medal table[edit]

World maps showing the gold, silver and bronze medal achievements of each country during the 2016 Summer Olympics.
The American final team (Adrian, Held, Phelps, and Dressel), after winning the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay at the 2016 Olympics.
Medalists in the weightlifting men's 85 kg event. Iranian Kianoush Rostami won the competition
Medalists at the women's 57 kg taekwondo. Great Britain's Jade Jones (second from left) successfully defended her title
Medal achievements of most successful countries in 2016 Summer Olympics.

This is the table of the medal count of the 2016 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.[20][21]

The 2016 Summer Olympic program featured 28 sports with 41 disciplines, and a total of 306 events, tentatively resulting in 306 medal sets to be distributed. Athletes from 87 countries won medals, and 59 of them won at least one gold medal. Both of these categories set new records. 120 countries did not win a medal.

Two gold medals were awarded for a first-place tie in the women's 100 metre freestyle swimming event. No silver medal was awarded as a consequence.

Three silver medals were awarded for a second-place tie in the men's 100 metre butterfly swimming event. No bronze medal was awarded as a consequence.

In boxing (13 disciplines), judo (14), taekwondo (8), and wrestling (18), two bronze medals are awarded in each event (53 additional bronze medals total). Additionally, two bronze medals were awarded for a third-place tie in the women's 100 metre backstroke swimming and in the men's K-1 200 metres canoeing events.

  *   Host nation (Brazil)

2016 Summer Olympics medal table
1 United States (USA)463738121
2 Great Britain (GBR)27231767
3 China (CHN)26182670
4 Russia (RUS)19172056
5 Germany (GER)17101542
6 Japan (JPN)1282141
7 France (FRA)10181442
8 South Korea (KOR)93921
9 Italy (ITA)812828
10 Australia (AUS)8111029
11 Netherlands (NED)87419
12 Hungary (HUN)83415
13 Brazil (BRA)*76619
14 Spain (ESP)74617
15 Kenya (KEN)66113
16 Jamaica (JAM)63211
17 Croatia (CRO)53210
18 Cuba (CUB)52411
19 New Zealand (NZL)49518
20 Canada (CAN)431522
21 Uzbekistan (UZB)42713
22 Kazakhstan (KAZ)351018
23 Colombia (COL)3238
24 Switzerland (SUI)3227
25 Iran (IRI)3148
26 Greece (GRE)3126
27 Argentina (ARG)3104
28 Denmark (DEN)26715
29 Sweden (SWE)26311
30 South Africa (RSA)26210
31 Ukraine (UKR)25411
32 Serbia (SRB)2428
33 Poland (POL)23611
34 North Korea (PRK)2327
35 Belgium (BEL)2226
 Thailand (THA)2226
37 Slovakia (SVK)2204
38 Georgia (GEO)2147
39 Azerbaijan (AZE)171018
40 Belarus (BLR)1449
41 Turkey (TUR)1348
42 Armenia (ARM)1304
43 Czech Republic (CZE)12710
44 Ethiopia (ETH)1258
45 Slovenia (SLO)1214
46 Indonesia (INA)1203
47 Romania (ROU)1124
48 Bahrain (BRN)1102
 Vietnam (VIE)1102
50 Chinese Taipei (TPE)1023
51 Bahamas (BAH)1012
 Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA)1012
 Ivory Coast (CIV)1012
54 Fiji (FIJ)1001
 Jordan (JOR)1001
 Kosovo (KOS)1001
 Puerto Rico (PUR)1001
 Singapore (SIN)1001
 Tajikistan (TJK)1001
60 Malaysia (MAS)0415
61 Mexico (MEX)0325
62 Algeria (ALG)0202
 Ireland (IRL)0202
64 Lithuania (LTU)0134
65 Bulgaria (BUL)0123
 Venezuela (VEN)0123
67 India (IND)0112
 Mongolia (MGL)0112
69 Burundi (BDI)0101
 Grenada (GRN)0101
 Niger (NIG)0101
 Philippines (PHI)0101
 Qatar (QAT)0101
74 Norway (NOR)0044
75 Egypt (EGY)0033
 Tunisia (TUN)0033
77 Israel (ISR)0022
78 Austria (AUT)0011
 Dominican Republic (DOM)0011
 Estonia (EST)0011
 Finland (FIN)0011
 Morocco (MAR)0011
 Nigeria (NGR)0011
 Portugal (POR)0011
 Trinidad and Tobago (TTO)0011
 United Arab Emirates (UAE)0011
Totals (86 NOCs)307306360973

Changes in medal standings[edit]

List of official changes[edit]

Ruling date Sport/Event NOC 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total Comment
List of official changes in medal standings (during the Games)
18 August 2016 Weightlifting
Men's 69 kg
 Kyrgyzstan (KGZ) −1 −1 On 18 August 2016, Kyrgyz weightlifter Izzat Artykov was stripped of his bronze medal in the men's 69 kg event after testing positive for strychnine. Luis Javier Mosquera of Colombia, who had been the fourth-place finisher before Artykov's disqualification, was moved into third place.[22][23][24]
 Colombia (COL) +1 +1
List of official changes in medal standings (after the Games)
8 December 2016 Weightlifting
Men's 85 kg
 Romania (ROM) −1 −1 On 8 December 2016, the CAS disqualified weightlifter Gabriel Sîncrăian of Romania and boxer Misha Aloian of Russia.[25]
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) +1 +1
Men's flyweight
 Russia (RUS) −1 −1
30 January 2017 Canoeing
Men's C-1 1000 metres
 Moldova (MDA) −1 −1 Serghei Tarnovschi was stripped of his bronze medal.[26] Moldova lost all the medals it had won.
 Russia (RUS) +1 +1

List of possible changes in medal standings[edit]

Ruling date Sport/Event NOC 1st, gold medalist(s) 2nd, silver medalist(s) 3rd, bronze medalist(s) Total Comment
8 December 2016 Boxing
Men's flyweight
 China (CHN) +1 −1 0 See above
 Colombia (COL) +1 +1

See also[edit]


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