As the Olympics game ended on Sunday August 8, 13 of the 54 Nations from Africa made it to the medal table with Nigeria positioned 74th.
In Africa, Kenya and Uganda emerged as the best African Representatives at the 2020 Olympics, winning a combined 6 gold medal with Kenya accounting for 4 of the haul.
The Kenyans won gold in the men and women’s marathon as well as the men’s 800m and women’s 1,500m events to give them 19th place in the global rankings.
Uganda’s Peruth Chemutai became the first Ugandan woman to win an Olympic gold medal in any sport when she triumphed in the women’s 3,000m steeplechase, while Joshua Cheptegei won the men’s 5,000m to take his second medal of the games. He is also the first Ugandan in history to claim two Olympic medals after he won silver in the men’s 10,000m a week ago.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge defended his Olympic marathon title, becoming only the third man to win gold medals in back-to-back Games. While Faith Kipyegon from Kenya also retained her Olympic women’s 1500m title in emphatic style as she set a new Olympic record in Tokyo to finish ahead of Great Britain’s Laura Muir in second.
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