Ethiopia Ends Tokyo 2020 Olympics with 4 medal tally, 5th best from Africa

ADDIS ABABA- Team Ethiopia’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics campaign ended on Sunday with a final medal tally of four – fifth best from Africa.

Ethiopia, represented by 37 athletes, won one gold, one silver and two bronze.

Selemon Barega bagged the gold medal in the men’s 10,000m and athlete Lemecha Girma won a Silver medal Men’s 3000 meters steeplechase race for their country.

The remaining two bronze medals were brought by Letesenbet Gideon and Gudaf Tsegay, who finished third in 10,000m and 5,000m women competitions, respectively.

The summer game, which began on July 23 and ended on Sunday, had 93 of the 206 participating teams making it to the medals table.

Kenya tops African Medals Table

Ethiopia finished at the 56th place at the end of the game and fifth best among the 54 African nations that sent their teams to Tokyo Olympics.

A total of 13 Africa nations took at least one medal as Kenay earned the most medals among them, 19th in the world, with 10 medals (4 Gold).

Uganda bagged 4 medals (2 Golds) to take the 36th position in the world, second best in Africa.

South Africa and Egypt won 3 (1 Gold and two silvers) and 6 (1 Gold) to finish third and fourth in the African nations medals table of the Tokyo Olympics, respectively.

US Bags most medals

The U.S. earned the most medals of any nation in the Tokyo Olympics after collecting 113 medals, 39 of which are gold, 41 silver and 33 bronze.

China came in second with 88 medals, 38 of which are gold, followed by the Russian Olympic Committee (71 total medals), Great Britain (65) and Japan (58).

The games concluded Sunday with a closing ceremony that ended with IOC President Thomas Bach raising the French flag, signifying the transition to Paris in 2024. France won 10 gold medals and 33 overall medals in Tokyo.


Featured Image: Solomon won the first medal for Ethiopia after finishing first in the 10,000 meters.