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 GoldCountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1
United States of AmericaUSA
462929104
2
People's Republic of ChinaPR China
38272388
3
Great BritainGreat Britain
29171965
4
Russian FederationRussia
24263282
5
Republic of KoreaRep of Korea
138728
6
GermanyGermany
11191444
7
FranceFrance
11111234
8
ItalyItaly
891128
9
HungaryHungary
84517
10
AustraliaAustralia
7161235
11
JapanJapan
7141738
12
KazakhstanKazakhstan
71513
13
NetherlandsNetherlands
66820
14
UkraineUkraine
65920
15
New ZealandNew Zealand
62513
16
CubaCuba
53614
17
Islamic Republic of IranIran
45312
18
JamaicaJamaica
44412
19
Czech RepublicCzech Rep
43310
20
Democratic People's Republic of KoreaDPR Korea
4026
21
SpainSpain
310417
22
BrazilBrazil
35917
23
South AfricaSouth Africa
3216
24
EthiopiaEthiopia
3137
25
CroatiaCroatia
3126

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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