So the Rio Olympics Games 2016 are officially close and the United States of America after dominating the medal tally throughout eventually end as leader. India had its hopes pinned on wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt for third medal at the Games, but he disappointed. So India with two medals, one silver and one bronze, finish on 67th position. Out of 209 participating nations only 78 managed to open their account on the medal tally.

USA ended with total of 121 medals, which includes 46 gold, 37 silver and 38 bronze. Great Britain finishes second best with 67 medals (27 gold, 23 silver and 17 bronze). Following USA and Great Britain, China ended third with 70 medals (26 gold, 18 silver and 26 bronze). Russia and Germany end up at  fourth and fifth place. Also Check- Rio Olympics 2016: Full list of India’s 120 athletes who qualified this year’s for Rio Olympics

Japan, France Republic of Korea, Italy and Australia managed to end the Olympic Games 2016 on sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth positions respectively. Hosts Brazil finished on 13th. With 121 medals United States athletes clearly outclassed others at the Games.

2016 Rio Olympics Medal Tally

Rank

Nation

Gold

Silver

Bronze

Total

67

India

0

1

1

2

1

USA

46

37

38

121

2

Great Britain

27

23

17

67

3

China

6

18

26

70

4

Russia

19

18

19

56

5

Germany

17

10

15

42

It is important for teams to take an early lead in the medal count because before we know the games can quickly come to an end. Performance in certain events may count for more considering that they may be the showpiece of the games that people come in huge numbers to watch. Every Olympics, one looks at the dark horse, a country that does well from nowhere and does well like no tomorrow. Britain has been that in the past only to establish itself as a powerhouse of later times we assume.