Final Tokyo medal count: U.S. leads, Canada sets national record
The last medals have been awarded in Tokyo, and the eyes of the international sports world are ready to turn to the 2022 Games in Beijing, where more Olympic hardware will be awarded in a mere six months.
Here's a look at the final medal table, before the book is closed on these pandemic-delayed Tokyo Games:
The U.S. Olympic team stands atop the chart, but underwhelmed slightly relative to the nation's lofty expectations. With a final tally of 113 medals, the U.S. finished short of the record 121 medals it won at the Rio Games in 2016 - despite the fact 339 events were contested in Tokyo compared to 306 in Rio. The U.S. did win 174 medals in 1984 which were boycotted by 14 countries.
Canada also saw increased success in Tokyo, registering its highest medal total at a non-boycotted Summer Olympics and highest gold count this century.
Host Japan is a big winner in the final tally - as host nations often are - after more than doubling its gold-medal tally from Rio.
Australia is another standout, matching its national-best total of 17 golds.
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