The summit duel in Tokyo lasted until the last day.
Two gold medals behind at the start of the final Sunday, the United States (39 gold, 41 silver, 33 bronze) finally managed to top China (38 gold, 32 silver, 18 bronze) on the post. , thanks in particular to their basketball players - mistresses of Olympus since 1996 - and their volleyball players.
A logical first place, in the end, because since 1912, the United States or the former Soviet Union have always shared the first places in this ranking, with one exception: China, in 2008 for the Olympic Games that it organized. .
The results of the 2020 Olympics
The Olympic medal table
What ranking for France at the Tokyo Olympics?
What about France, the next host of the Games in 2024?
With 33 medals, the Habs appear far from their record in Rio (42), but they were apparently in preparation for “their” Home Games.
They nevertheless have 10 gold medals, as many as in Rio.
By comparison, Great Britain had prepared for the London 2012 Games - a tidal wave with 65 medals - by already conquering 51 medals in Beijing, especially 19 in gold.
The momentum is still there, since after Rio (67 medals), Tokyo remains in the same waters (65 medals including 22 titles).
French medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
Olympic Games: all the French medalists in pictures
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