Argentina won three medals. The only silver one was for the Women’s hockey team, Las Leonas, who ever since Sydney 2000, have been in all the Olympic Podiums, except in Rio 2016, when they fell in quarter finals against Netherlands. The other two medals were for the Men’s Rugby-7 and Men’s Volleyball teams, filling with joy all Argentinians.
Brazil was one of the stars in these Olympic Games, winning medals in two debuting sports: Skate and Surf. They won 7 gold medals; 6 silver medals and 8 bronze medals, achieved by athletes we hope to see in Santiago 2023.
Colombia, on its part, took home four silver medals, with a spectacular performance from its athletes. It is the case of Mariana Pajón, who is also the winner of the Pan American Gold. The country adds up one bronze medal for BMX Racing, won by Carlos Ramírez.
Cuba didn’t fail to impress. A competitive country in several Olympic sports that obtained 7 gold medals in Wrestling, Boxing, and Canoe, three silvers, and 5 bronze medals.
Ecuador aimed high and achieved two gold medals won by Richard Carapaz in Road Cycling and Neisi Dajomes – Weightlifting (76 kg), the first woman to win an Olympic medal for the country.
From the north, Mexico gifted the country four bronze medals in Football soccer, Synchronized diving, and Weightlifting.
Puerto Rico, the Caribbean country, took a very important gold medal with Jasmine Camacho-Quinn in Athletics (women’s 100m vault); and Dominican Republic took three silver medals in Athletics and Weightlifting and two bronze medals in Weightlifting and Baseball.
Venezuela was applauded by everyone with Yulimar Rojas’ gold, including a World-record triple jump: 15,67 m; the country also took three silver medals in Weightlifting and BMX Freestyle (park).
Canada, a world-power in the Olympics, won the largest quantity of Olympic medals in its history in the Tokyo 2020 Games, with 24 medals in total, while achieving its previous gold record of seven medals in 1992.
And lastly, the absolute winner: United States with medals in almost every sport. Team USA took home 39 gold, 41 silver, and 33 bronze medals for an impressive total of 113 medals.