Tokyo Olympics: China leads the medal count, Japan on number 2
- China with 21 gold medals is on the top of the table
- Japan has 17 gold, 5 silver and 8 bronze
- The US is on third number with 16 gold
The Tokyo Olympics, which started on July 23, is seeing an intense competition for gold, especially among China, Japan and the US. China with 21 gold medals is on the top of the table. Japan has 17 gold, 5 silver and 8 bronze and the US is on third number with 16 gold. India has won only one silver so far.
On Saturday, China's Lyu Xiaojun won the gold medal in the men's 81 kg weightlifting, following Yunxiu Lu, who won the gold in the women's RS:X windsurfing competition. United States' Caeleb Dressel and Katy Ledecky won gold medals in the men's 100-meter butterfly and the women's 800-meter freestyle, respectively.
Winning gold Archery in men’s individual archery, Mete Gazoz of Turkey have the country its first gold. He beat Mauro Nespoli of Italy in the final 6-4.
Among the surprise winners was Poland, who won its Olympic debut of the 4x400 mixed relay event.
In Badminton, Taiwan’s Lee Yang and Wang Chi-Lin swept China’s Li Jun Hui and Liu Yu Chen for gold in the men’s doubles badminton final. India's ace shuttler PV Sindhu lost to to World no. 1 Tai Tzu-ying at the Tokyo Olympics semifinal. Sindhu, who had won a silver at the Rio Olympics, will now enter the bronze medal match.
In swimming, US' Caeleb Dressel won his third gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics with a world record in the 100-meter butterfly. Kaylee McKeown of Australia completed a sweep of the backstroke events with a victory in the 200-meter butterfly. Her winning time was 2 minutes, 4.68 seconds.