Uganda Ranks Second in Africa at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo Japan

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Uganda's Olympic Medalists

Uganda emerged as the second best African country at the just concluded 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo Japan. This is the best Uganda has performed at the Olympics since their inception. Let us have a look at how the African continent performed in Tokyo Japan.

How Africa Ranked at the Tokyo Olympic:

Number 1: Kenya, as always Kenya was the best African country at the Olympics with 10 medals in Total which included; 4 Gold medals, 4 Silver medals, and 2 Bronze medals

Number 2: Uganda, was the second best African country with a total of 4 medals which included; 2 Gold medals, 1 Silver medal and 1 Bronze medal.

Number 3: South Africa emerged as the third country in Africa with a total of 3 medals which included; 1 Gold medal, and 2 Silver medals.

Number 4: Egypt managed a total of 6 medals which included 1 Gold medal, 1 Silver medal, and 4 Bronze medals.

Number 5: Ethiopia managed 4 medals in total which included; 1 Gold medal, 1 Silver medal, and 2 Bronze medals.

Number 6: Tunisia, with 1 Gold medal, and 1 Silver medal and a total of 2 medals.

Number 7: Morocco with only 1 Gold medal

Number 8: Nigeria with a total of 2 medals including; 1 Silver and 1 Bronze medal

Number 9: Namibia with only 1 Silver medal.

Number 10 – 13: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cote d’Voire, and Ghana, all these countries managed only 1 Bronze medal.

How the Ranking is made

The country with the most Gold medals ranks above any other, followed by the country with the most silver medals in case there are no gold medals and the bronze medals. This explains how Uganda is above Egypt and yet Egypt has a total number that is more than what Uganda has. The same applies to Morocco which has only 1 Gold medal and above Nigeria which has 2 medals of 1 Silver and 1 Bronze.

How did Uganda attain its medals?

Uganda managed 4 medals in total. The first two medals were attained in the men’s 10,000 meters where Joshua Cheptegei won the Silver medal and Jacob Kiplimo winning the Bronze medal. Joshua Cheptegei then went on to win the 5,000 meters Gold medal. The medals count was then wrapped up by Peruth Chemutai who won the Gold medal in the Women’s 3,000 meters steeplechase.