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Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally: Great Britain displaces China to claim second spot, USA first


Rio de Janeiro: Andy Murray became the first player to win two Olympic tennis singles gold medals on Sunday and admitted that his epic four-set victory over Juan Martin del Potro was one of the toughest matches he has ever played. His medal added to Great Britain's tally, helping them displace China for the second spot.

Gold medalist Andy Murray of Britain reacts after receiving his medal and adding to Britain's medal tally. Reuters

Gold medalist Andy Murray of Britain reacts after receiving his medal. Reuters

Meanwhile, Britain's Justin Rose was listening to "God Save The Queen" and watching the Union Jack rise into the sky on Sunday while still trying to fully appreciate the historic Olympic gold medal around his neck.

Elsewhere, Usain Bolt roared into Olympic history, capturing an unprecedented third consecutive 100m crown to confirm his place in the pantheon of the greatest athletes the world has ever seen.The 29-year-old Jamaican legend, competing in his final Olympics, powered over the line in 9.81sec, vanquishing drug-tainted American rival Justin Gatlin who took silver with Andre De Grasse of Canada claiming bronze.

Also, South African Wayde Van Niekerk smashed Michael Johnson's long-standing 400m record when he stormed to Olympic gold on Sunday. Van Niekerk, running in the unfavoured lane eight, blasted off the final corner to time 43.03sec, 0.15sec quicker than Johnson's previous world best set in Seville in 1999, a record that had taken on mythical-like standing.

In gymnastics, US dynamo Simone Biles remained on course for a record haul of five women's titles in Rio on Sunday. Biles became the first American woman to win the Olympic vault title and the first to win three gold at the same Games after her team and all-around successes.

At the end of day nine, United States topped the medal tally with 69 medals (26 Gold, 21 Silver, 22 Bronze). Great Britain on 30 medals (15 Gold, 16 Silver, 7 Bronze) overtook China on 45 (15 Gold, 13 Silver, 17 Bronze) to claim the second position on the medal tally.

Russia on 30 medals (9 Gold, 11 Silver, 10 Bronze), followed by Germany on 17 medals (8 Gold, 5 Silver, 4 Bronze) rounded up the fourth and fifth spot respectively.

Here is the Rio Olympics medal tally after day nine:

CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
United States26212269
Britain1516738
China15131745
Russia9111030
Germany85417
France78722
Italy78621
Japan741526
Australia67922
South Korea63514
Hungary53412
Netherlands4239
Spain3025
New Zealand2608
Canada22913
Kazakhstan2248
Colombia2204
Switzerland2125
Belgium2114
Thailand2114
Croatia2103
Iran2013
Jamaica2013
South Africa1517
Sweden1416
Denmark1337
North Korea1326
Brazil1236
Belarus1214
Kenya1203
Cuba1135
Poland1124
Romania1124
Slovenia1113
Argentina1102
Slovakia1102
Vietnam1102
Czech Republic1056
Uzbekistan1045
Ethiopia1034
Taiwan1023
IOA*1012
Greece1012
Fiji1001
Kosovo1001
Puerto Rico1001
Singapore1001
Ukraine0314
Azerbaijan0202
Indonesia0202
Lithuania0123
Georgia0112
Mongolia0112
Bahrain0101
Grenada0101
Ireland0101
Malaysia0101
Philippines0101
Turkey0101
Venezuela0101
Norway0033
Egypt0022
Israel0022
Estonia0011
Kyrghyzstan0011
Portugal0011
Tunisia0011
UAE0011

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With inputs from AFP

First Published On : Aug 15, 2016 15:46 IST

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