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Israel's all-time record, and not only: The numbers behind the Olympic medals - Walla! Tokyo 2020 Olympics


After the four wins, Israel finished 39th in the medal rankings in Tokyo and climbed 81st all-time. And also: how many world records were broken in the games and who is the most decorated athlete of them all?

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Israel's all-time record, and not just: the numbers behind the Olympic medals

After the four wins, Israel finished 39th in the medal rankings in Tokyo, climbing to 81st place of all time.

Three countries have made history, the US has maintained its place at the top, and also: how many world records have been broken and who is the most decorated athlete of them all?


  • 2021 Olympics

  • Tokyo 2020

Ahrela Weisberg

Sunday, 08 August 2021, 12:45

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The torch at the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo will go out this (Sunday) afternoon, and with it will come the emptiness after the games close.

For five years the world waited for the arrival of the Corona Olympics, which was gloomier and sadder than its predecessors due to traffic constraints, lack of crowds in the stands and the lack of tourists from all over the world, but quite a few athletes finished it happily.

  • The U.S. is the big winner of the Olympics, with no brackets and no asterisks. It is the only one to have won three triple-digit medals (113), and in the last day also climbed to the top of the official rankings - decided by gold medals. -33 bronze; she overtook China, which finished with 38 gold, 32 silver and 18 bronze (88 in total) and had to settle for second place.

  • This is the third consecutive win for the United States at the top of the medal rankings, and the sixth at seven Olympics. Its only "fall" occurred in 2008, when China won first place at the home games in Beijing.

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The heir is responsible for five of the 39 most dramatic gold medals in the United States. Caleb Dress (Photo: Reuters)

  • Public opinion in Japan was against the holding of the Games in Tokyo, but sportingly - this is the most successful Olympics for the host.

    She finished third in the winners table, with 27 gold, 14 silver and 17 bronze medals (58 in total), breaking her 1964 record set in Tokyo.

  • 93 countries out of 206 participants have won at least one medal, more than at any other Olympics in the past.

    65 of them managed to win gold.

  • Three countries have won the first medal of all time: Turkmenistan, San Marino and Burkina Faso.

  • Three countries first won gold medals: the Philippines, Bermuda and Qatar.

  • 152 countries have won medals in the history of the Olympic Games, and 110 of them have won gold.

Gave the signal to Israel's best Olympics.

Avishag Samberg (Photo: AP, Themba Hadebe)

  • Israel is ranked 39th in the Tokyo medal rankings, with two gold and two bronze (along with Ireland).

    In total, the Israeli delegation won four medals, and is number 47 in this ranking.

  • In the all-time medal rankings, Israel climbed from 90th place to 81st place, and now holds 13 medals: three gold, one silver and nine bronze.

  • Four medals are a record number for the Israeli delegation, which has never before been able to win more than two at the same Olympics.

    The 39th place in the table is also the highest in the history of the country.

    Previously, it was ranked 48 in Barcelona 1992, 52 in Athens 2004, 71 in Atlanta 1996 and Sydney 2000, 77 in Rio 2016 and 82 in Beijing 2008.

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For the first time, Israel is in the top 40 of the medal rankings.

Dolgofiat, Ashram and Plachik (Photo: AP)

  • The most decorated athlete in Tokyo is Caleb Dresl.

    The American swimmer arrived at the Olympics with the oppressive burden of being marked as Michael Phelps' successor, withstood the pressure and won five gold medals.

  • Chinese Kian Yang won the first gold medal in this Olympics, when she won by firing a 10-meter air rifle as early as July 23, the day before the opening ceremony.

  • The latest medal went to Serbia's dominoes team, which defeated Greece this morning in the men's final.

  • 24 world records were broken during the games in running, triple jump, swimming, cycling, shooting, climbing and weightlifting.

    123 new Olympic records have been set in the last 16 days.

  • 1,083 days remain until the opening ceremony of the 2024 Paris Olympics. The countdown has begun.

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