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London Olympics wrap-up: how Africa matched up on the medal tally!

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Although Ghana was down on her luck at the London 2012 Olympics, Africa was done proud by the likes of South Africa, Kenya, Ehiopia and other who managed to arrive at the party for medals.  South Africa won 6 medals, Ethiopia 7 and Kenya 11 medals. Some of Africa’s highlight included Uganda’s Stephen Kiprotich winning the Olympic men’s marathon, beating Kenya’s Abel Kirui and Wilson Kipsang. This was the first gold for Uganda since 1972. Uganda’s last Olympic champion was 400m hurdler John Akii-Bua, who won gold at Munich in 1972.  


Rank by Gold

Country

Gold

Silver

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Bronze

Total

1 United States of America 46 29 29 104
2 People’s Republic of China 38 27 22 87
3 Great Britain 29 17 19 65
4 Russian Federation 24 25 33 82
5 Republic of Korea 13 8 7 28
6 Germany 11 19 14 44
7 France 11 11 12 34
8 Italy 8 9 11 28
9 Hungary 8 4 5 17
10 Australia 7 16 12 35
11 Japan 7 14 17 38
12 Kazakhstan 7 1 5 13
13 Netherlands 6 6 8 20
14 Ukraine 6 5 9 20
15 Cuba 5 3 6 14
16 New Zealand 5 3 5 13
17 Islamic Republic of Iran 4 5 3 12
18 Jamaica 4 4 4 12
19 Czech Republic 4 3 3 10
20 Democratic People’s Republic of Korea 4 0 2 6
21 Spain 3 10 4 17
22 Brazil 3 5 9 17
23 Belarus 3 5 5 13
24 South Africa 3 2 1 6
25 Ethiopia 3 1 3 7
26 Croatia 3 1 2 6
27 Romania 2 5 2 9
28 Kenya 2 4 5 11
29 Denmark 2 4 3 9
30 Azerbaijan 2 2 6 10
30 Poland 2 2 6 10
32 Turkey 2 2 1 5
33 Switzerland 2 2 0 4
34 Lithuania 2 1 2 5
35 Norway 2 1 1 4
36 Canada 1 5 12 18
37 Sweden 1 4 3 8
38 Colombia 1 3 4 8
39 Georgia 1 3 3 7
39 Mexico 1 3 3 7
41 Ireland 1 1 3 5
42 Argentina 1 1 2 4
42 Slovenia 1 1 2 4
42 Serbia 1 1 2 4
45 Tunisia 1 1 1 3
46 Dominican Republic 1 1 0 2
47 Trinidad and Tobago 1 0 3 4
47 Uzbekistan 1 0 3 4
49 Latvia 1 0 1 2
50 Algeria 1 0 0 1
50 Bahamas 1 0 0 1
50 Grenada 1 0 0 1
50 Uganda 1 0 0 1
50 Venezuela 1 0 0 1
55 India 0 2 4 6
56 Mongolia 0 2 3 5
57 Thailand 0 2 1 3
58 Egypt 0 2 0 2
59 Slovakia 0 1 3 4
60 Armenia 0 1 2 3
60 Belgium 0 1 2 3
60 Finland 0 1 2 3
63 Bulgaria 0 1 1 2
63 Estonia 0 1 1 2
63 Indonesia 0 1 1 2
63 Malaysia 0 1 1 2
63 Puerto Rico 0 1 1 2
63 Taipei (Chinese Taipei) 0 1 1 2
69 Botswana 0 1 0 1
69 Cyprus 0 1 0 1
69 Gabon 0 1 0 1
69 Guatemala 0 1 0 1
69 Montenegro 0 1 0 1
69 Portugal 0 1 0 1
75 Greece 0 0 2 2
75 Republic of Moldova 0 0 2 2
75 Qatar 0 0 2 2
75 Singapore 0 0 2 2
79 Afghanistan 0 0 1 1
79 Bahrain 0 0 1 1
79 Hong Kong, China 0 0 1 1
79 Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1
79 Kuwait 0 0 1 1
79 Morocco 0 0 1 1
79 Tajikistan 0 0 1 1
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