Usain Bolt

Day 13 once again put Usain Bolt on center stage with his triumph in the men’s 200 meters sprint, but the rest, both in the Athletics stadium and overall, belonged to the United States, with five gold medals, including their first ever in women’s wrestling, and Ashton Eaton, the greatest ever in the Decathlon, defended his title from four years ago.

Track & Field

Almost complete domination by the United States, with four gold medals out of the six handed out during the day.

  • Usain Bolt of Jamaica won his third gold medal in the 200 meters, his 8th gold in the Olympics and his third consecutive 100-200 double. He ran a 19.78, finishing ahead of Andre De Grasse of Canada (20.02) and Christophe Lemaitre of France (20.12)
  • 30-year old Kerron Clement won his first individual gold medal in the Olympic games, running a 47.73 to win the 400 meters hurdles. Boniface Mucheru Tumuti of Kenya took the silver (47.78), Yasmani Copello of Turkey (47.92) took bronze
  • An American 1-2 in the men’s shot put, won by Ryan Crouser with an olympic record of 22.52, well ahead of Joe Kovacs (21.78) and New Zealand’s Tomas Walsh (21.36).
  • The incredible Ashton Eaton won his second gold medal in Olympic decathlon, possibly establishing as the best athlete ever in this event. Kevin Mayer of France got silver, Damian Warner of Canada took bronze
  • The fourth American gold went to Dalilah Muhammad in the women’s 400 meters hurdles, as she ran a 53.13. Sara Petersen of Denmark too silver, USA’s Ashley Spencer got bronze with a personal best of 53.72.
  • The other non-American gold medalist of the day was Sara Kolak of Croatia in the women’s javelin throw, setting a national record of 66.18. Sunette Viljoen of South Africa took silver, Barbora Spotakova of Czech Republic took bronze

Ashton Eaton

Other notable gold medals

  • Brazil’s duo of Alison Cerutti (silver in London) and Bruno Oscar Schmidt won the gold medal in the men’s beach volleyball tournament, beating Italy 2-0 in the final. Bronze went to the Netherlands. Brazil last won this event in 2004
  • Argentina beat Belgium 4-2 in the men’s field hockey final, while Germany took bronze. They’re not just the first side from the nation to win the gold in this event, they’re the first South American team with a medal in men’s field hockey, ever
  • Helen Maroulis became the first American woman to win gold in Wrestling, winning the 53 kilograms category, beating Saori Yoshida of Japan in the final. Risako Kawai of Japan won the gold in the women’s 63 kilograms freestyle, Erica Wiebe of Canada took gold in the women’s 73 kilograms freestyle.

Helen Maroulis

Medal Table

RankNOCGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)353332100
2 Great Britain (GBR)22211356
3 China (CHN)20162157
4 Germany (GER)1381132
5 Russia (RUS)12151744
6 Japan (JPN)1261836
7 France (FRA)8121333
8 Italy (ITA)810624
9 Netherlands (NED)84416
10 Australia (AUS)7101027
11 South Korea (KOR)73818
12 Hungary (HUN)73414
13 Brazil (BRA)*55515
14 Spain (ESP)52310
15 Croatia (CRO)5207
16 Jamaica (JAM)5027
17 New Zealand (NZL)48315
18 Kenya (KEN)4408
19 Canada (CAN)431118
20 Kazakhstan (KAZ)35715
21 Cuba (CUB)3249
22 Argentina (ARG)3104
23 Ukraine (UKR)2428
24 North Korea (PRK)2327
25 Poland (POL)2248
26 Belgium (BEL)2226
 Thailand (THA)2226
28 Colombia (COL)2215
29 Uzbekistan (UZB)2147
30 Greece (GRE)2125
 Switzerland (SUI)2125
32 Iran (IRI)2035
33 Denmark (DEN)16613
34 South Africa (RSA)1629
35 Sweden (SWE)1438
36 Belarus (BLR)1326
37 Armenia (ARM)1304
38 Serbia (SRB)1214
 Slovenia (SLO)1214
40 Indonesia (INA)1203
41 Czech Republic (CZE)1168
42 Ethiopia (ETH)1135
 Georgia (GEO)1135
44 Romania (ROU)1124
45 Bahrain (BRN)1102
 Slovakia (SVK)1102
 Vietnam (VIE)1102
48 Chinese Taipei (TPE)1023
49 Independent Olympic Athletes (IOA)1012
50 Bahamas (BAH)1001
 Fiji (FIJ)1001
 Jordan (JOR)1001
 Kosovo (KOS)1001
 Puerto Rico (PUR)1001
 Singapore (SIN)1001
56 Azerbaijan (AZE)0459
57 Turkey (TUR)0224
58 Malaysia (MAS)0213
59 Ireland (IRL)0202
60 Lithuania (LTU)0134
61 Mongolia (MGL)0112
62 Algeria (ALG)0101
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 Philippines (PHI)0101
 Qatar (QAT)0101
 Venezuela (VEN)0101
67 Egypt (EGY)0033
 Norway (NOR)0033
69 Israel (ISR)0022
 Tunisia (TUN)0022
71 Austria (AUT)0011
 Bulgaria (BUL)0011
 Dominican Republic (DOM)0011
 Estonia (EST)0011
 India (IND)0011
 Mexico (MEX)0011
 Moldova (MDA)0011
 Morocco (MAR)0011
 Portugal (POR)0011
 United Arab Emirates (UAE)0011
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