Tokyo Olympics: Battle for gold intensifies between US, China as week 2 ends
- China had a tally of 34 gold medals
- US has secured 89 medals so far
- India stood at the 65th position at the end of the day
As the Tokyo Olympics completed two weeks on Thursday, the competition for the dominant spot on the medal tally table has been mounting between the United States and China. At the top of the gold medal tally, with a count of 34, sits China. The United States occupies the second spot with a total of 29 gold medals.
However, when the competition is seen with a lens of the overall medal tally, United States has secured 89 medals in total and has a lead of 13 medals from China, which has so far bagged 74 medals.
Out of the 89 medals in the United States' bag, the gold, silver and bronze ratio stands at 29-35-25. On the other hand, China has a ratio of 34-24-16 as of day 14 of the summer games.
The United States gained four gold medals, four silver and three bronze at the end of the second day while China advanced in the competition by gaining two gold and silver medals and no bronze medals.
India, on the other hand, slipped five positions even after an eventful day at the Tokyo Olympics that secured two medals, one silver and one bronze. India is seeded at the 65th position currently.
This was the Indian hockey team's third bronze medal in the history of the Olympics. The other two came in 1968 Mexico City and the 1972 Munich Games.
Wrestler Ravi Kumar Dahiya, on Thursday, became the 1st Indian male grappler to win an Olympic medal since 2012. He was competing at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the men's freestyle 57kg final and was up against reigning world champion Zavur Uguev of the Russian Olympic Committee