After the last day of competition at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, with a total of nine medals won, Serbia ranks 28th among the medal-winning countries.
Athletes from the United States and China fought fiercely until the last day to be the nation with the most medals, and the Americans eventually prevailed.
The US was the only nation that managed to win over 100 medals, 113 to be precise, including 39 gold, 41 silver and 33 bronze. China is in second place with 88 medals won (38 + 32 + 18), followed by the athletes from Japan with 58 medals (27 + 14 + 17), then the British with 65 (22 + 21 + 22) and the Russians with 71 medals (20 + 28 + 23).
Serbia is the second-best ranked country in the region and is in 28th place in the overall ranking with nine medals won.
Milica Mandic, Jovana Prekovic and water polo players won a total of three gold medals at this year’s Olympics, Damir Mikec brought silver to Serbia and five bronze medals were won by basketball and volleyball players Milenko Sebic, Tijana Bogdanovic and Zurab Datunashvili.
Out of regional countries, only Croatia is ahead of Serbia, i.e. in 26th place, with eight medals won (3 + 3 + 2), Slovenia is in 31st place with five medals (3 + 1 + 1), Kosovo is in 42nd place with two golds and North Macedonia is in 77th place with one silver medal.
Serbia won two gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, which was a record year in terms of the number of medals won at the Olympic Games since Serbia’s declared its independence.
The nine medals won at the Tokyo Olympics are an unprecedented success so far, although there is still some regret over some medals that were within reach but were not won.
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