South Africa’s Olympic Medals

USA finished the Olympics in top spot, with some fierce competition from China, who, for a while, were in the lead.

South Africa finished in 23rd, which was not too bad, I felt there was potential for a few more medals. It does represent the country’s best-ever Olympic medal haul, so it’s good to see the improvement.

Rank by Gold Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1
United States of AmericaUSA
46 29 29 104
2
People's Republic of ChinaPR China
38 27 23 88
3
Great BritainGreat Britain
29 17 19 65
4
Russian FederationRussia
24 26 32 82
5
Republic of KoreaRep of Korea
13 8 7 28
6
GermanyGermany
11 19 14 44
7
FranceFrance
11 11 12 34
8
ItalyItaly
8 9 11 28
9
HungaryHungary
8 4 5 17
10
AustraliaAustralia
7 16 12 35
11
JapanJapan
7 14 17 38
12
KazakhstanKazakhstan
7 1 5 13
13
NetherlandsNetherlands
6 6 8 20
14
UkraineUkraine
6 5 9 20
15
New ZealandNew Zealand
6 2 5 13
16
CubaCuba
5 3 6 14
17
Islamic Republic of IranIran
4 5 3 12
18
JamaicaJamaica
4 4 4 12
19
Czech RepublicCzech Rep
4 3 3 10
20
Democratic People's Republic  of KoreaDPR Korea
4 0 2 6
21
SpainSpain
3 10 4 17
22
BrazilBrazil
3 5 9 17
23
South AfricaSouth Africa
3 2 1 6
24
EthiopiaEthiopia
3 1 3 7
25
CroatiaCroatia
3 1 2 6

The South African medal winners were as follows:

Swimming:
Gold Medals (Cameron van der Burgh and Chad Le Clos)
Silver Medal (Chad Le Clos)

Rowing:
Gold Medal (Sizwe Ndlovu, John Smith, Matthew Brittain and James Thompson)

Canoe
Bronze Medal (Bridgette Hartley)

Athletics:
Silver Medal (Caster Semenya)

Well done to all of them!

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