2020 Summer Olympics medal table
|2020 Summer Olympics medals|
|Most gold medals||United States (39)|
|Most total medals||United States (113)|
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. 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. A total of 11,417 athletes from 206 nations participated in 339 events in 33 sports across 50 different disciplines.
Overall, the event saw two records: 93 nations received at least one medal, and 65 of them won at least one gold medal. Athletes from the United States won the most medals overall, with 113, and the most gold medals, with 39. Host nation Japan won 27 gold medals surpassing its gold medal tally of 16 at both the 1964 and 2004 summer editions. Athletes from that nation also won 58 medals overall, which eclipsed its record of 41 overall medals won at the previous Summer Olympics.
American swimmer Caeleb Dressel won the most gold medals[failed verification] at the games with five. Meanwhile, Australian swimmer Emma McKeon won the greatest number of medals overall, with seven in total. 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. Bermuda, Qatar, and the Philippines won their nation's first Olympic gold medals. Meanwhile, Burkina Faso, Turkmenistan, and San Marino won their nation's first Olympic medals. However, Turkmenistani athletes had previously competed as nationals of the Russian Empire and of the Soviet Union, in particular during the 1992 Summer Olympics, Turkmenistani athletes competed as part of the Unified Team.
The medals used for the 2020 Summer Olympics were designed by Junichi Kawanishi. They 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 (市松模様), a harmonised chequered pattern, and kasane no irome (重ね の 色目), a traditional kimono layering technique. 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. The obverse of the medals features Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, in front of Panathenaic Stadium and the Olympic rings.
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.
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. 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. Two bronze medals were awarded to Angelina Melnikova and Mai Murakami for a third-place tie in the women's floor gymnastics event.
|Totals (93 entries)||340||338||402||1080|
Changes in medal standings
|Ruling date||Sport/Event||Athlete (NOC)||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. Six months later, the IOC formally requested Team GB to collect the medals from teammates Zharnel Hughes, Richard Kilty, and Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake. Canada's relay team received the silver medal, and China's relay team was awarded the bronze.|
| Jerome Blake (CAN)
Aaron Brown (CAN)
Andre De Grasse (CAN)
Brendon Rodney (CAN)
| Tang Xingqiang (CHN)
Su Bingtian (CHN)
Xie Zhenye (CHN)
Wu Zhiqiang (CHN)
|Great Britain (GBR)||0||−1||0||−1|
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