Rio Olympic 2016: Highlights & Medal Tally

Posted on: 8/23/2016 03:00:00 PM By: R. I. Jadeja
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Rio Olympic 2016

President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Thomas Bach declared the official closing of the Rio 2016 Olympics saying 'the marvelous Games in the marvelous city ends' and next Olympics is to be hosted by Tokyo, Japan. For India, the first female wrestling medalist, Sakshi Malik carried the Flag into the stadium, USA ended on top position and India at 67 positions in the medal tally.
  • Opening ceremony flag-bearer - Abhinav Bindra. 
  • Closing ceremony flag-bearer - Sakshi malik

Medal Tally

Rank Country Gold Silver Bronze  Total 
01.        USA       46     37      38       121
02.        GBR       27    23      17         67
03.        CHN       26    18       26        70
04.        RUS       19    18       19         56
05.        GER       17    10       15         42
67.        IND         0      1        1            2


  1. Gymnast Dipa Karmakar narrowly missed the bronze by finishing fourth in the women's vault.
  2. An 18-year-old golfer Aditi Ashok slipped away from being in top-10 at the end of second round to finish 41st with an overall score of seven-over 291.
  3. wrestler Narsingh Yadav was slapped with a four-year ban by the Court of Arbitration of Sports which overturned the clean chit given by the NADA.
  4. India's Seema Punia failed to qualify for the final in the women's discus throw on Day of the Rio.
  5. Deepika Kumari failed to live up to the hype and made some costly blunders as the much-fancied women's team made a quarterfinal exit losing to Russia in a shoot-off.
  6. Gagan Narang, who competed in three events of 50m rifle 3P, 50m rifle prone and 10m air rifle, but the London Olympics bronze medallist failed to make an impression in any of them. The likes of Heena Sidhu, Ayonika Paul, and Apurvi Chandela also failed to live up to the hype losing in the elimination stage.
  7. Yogeshwar Dutt lost to Ganzorig Mandakhnaran of Mongolia in the men's 65kg freestyle wrestling and lost 0-3 in the qualification round.
  8. P V Sindhu has won a silver medal in women's singles badminton event at Rio Olympics, 2016.
  9. wrestler Sakshi Malik has won a bronze in 58 kg category. 
  10. Usain Bolt has won 3 gold medal. 
  11. Michael Phelps has won 5 golds and 1 silver medals.  
  12. Vinesh Phogat lost to China's Sun Yanan in wrestling women's freestyle 48 kg quarterfinal.
  13. Indian's Badminton player, Kidambi Srikanth lost to Lin Dan of China 2-1 in the quarter-finals of the men's singles event
  14. India also had participation in swimming, judo, rowing, table tennis and weightlifting where their performance was buried by the top competition.
Courtesy: Times of India & Rio Olympic official website

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