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Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally: More gold rush for top two USA and Great Britain


Rio de Janeiro: Simone Biles ended her fabulous Olympic debut in Rio with a record-equalling fourth gold, short of the record five she sought, but with her name in lights among the gymnastics greats.

US gymnast Simone Biles performs during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final. AP

US gymnast Simone Biles performs during the artistic gymnastics women's apparatus final. AP

The 19-year-old took gold on floor on Tuesday ahead of US teammate Amy Raisman, muscles flexed and with the steely determination she had shown on her way to the team, all-around and vault titles.

In a triumph for the hosts, Brazilian Robson Conceicao said he felt like he was still in a dream after he became the first Brazilian to win Olympic boxing gold on Tuesday in front of an exhilarated Rio crowd. The man who sold vegetables and popsicles on the streets as an impoverished child is now a national hero after he defeated Frenchman Sofiane Oumiha on unanimous points in a thrilling lightweight final showdown.

In cycling, Germany's Kristina Vogel edged Becky James of Britain by four-thousandths of a second to win the Olympic women's track cycling sprint gold on Tuesday, despite losing her saddle in the process. James, who also won silver in the keirin, was the fastest qualifier but two-time former world champion Vogel used all her experience to prevail in the best-of-three final.

Elsewhere, Kenya's Faith Kipyegon produced a startling last-lap sprint to outpace favourite Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia to win the Olympic women's 1500m gold on Tuesday. Kipyegon clocked 4min 08.92sec after her burst over the last 250 metres, world record holder Dibaba taking silver in 4:10.27.

Canada's Derek Drouin beat a quality field to add the Olympic high jump crown to his world title after a cliff-hanger of a final in Rio. Drouin cleared 2.38 metres in Tuesday's competition, edging Qatari Mutaz Barshim into the silver medal spot to become Canada's first Olympic high jump champion since 1932.

At the end of day eleven, United States topped the medal tally with 84 medals (28 Gold, 28 Silver, 28 Bronze). Great Britain on 50 medals (19 Gold, 19 Silver, 12 Bronze) and China on 51 medals (17 Gold, 15 Silver, 19 Bronze) retained the second and third place respectively on the medal tally.

Russia on 38 medals (12 Gold, 12 Silver, 14 Bronze), followed by Germany on 26 medals (11 Gold, 8 Silver, 7 Bronze) rounded up the fourth and fifth spot respectively.

Here is the Rio Olympics medal tally after day eleven:

CountryGoldSilverBronzeTotal
United States28282884
Great Britain19191250
China17151951
Russia12121438
Germany118726
Italy89623
Netherlands83314
France7111129
Australia78924
Japan741829
South Korea63514
Hungary63413
Spain4127
New Zealand36110
Brazil34411
Kenya3306
Canada32914
Croatia3205
Jamaica3025
Kazakhstan23510
North Korea2327
Cuba2248
Poland2237
Colombia2204
Belgium2125
Switzerland2125
Greece2114
Thailand2114
Argentina2103
Uzbekistan2046
Iran2024
South Africa1517
Ukraine1427
Sweden1416
Denmark1359
Armenia1304
Belarus1225
Slovenia1214
Czech Republic1157
Ethiopia1135
Georgia1135
Romania1124
Bahrain1102
Slovakia1102
Vietnam1102
Chinese Taipei1023
Neutral Olympic Team1012
Bahamas1001
Fiji1001
Kosovo1001
Puerto Rico1001
Serbia1001
Singapore1001
Azerbaijan0235
Turkey0213
Indonesia0202
Ireland0202
Lithuania0123
Malaysia0112
Mongolia0112
Algeria0101
Grenada0101
Philippines0101
Qatar0101
Venezuela0101
Norway0033
Egypt0022
Israel0022
Austria0011
Estonia0011
Kyrgyzstan0011
Moldova0011
Morocco0011
Portugal0011
Tunisia0011
United Arab Emirates0011

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With inputs from AFP

First Published On : Aug 17, 2016 15:40 IST

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