2016 Rio Olympics comes to an end

The 31st Summer Olympics (or 2016 Rio Olympics) hosted by Brazilian City, Rio de Janeiro ended after 16 days of sporting spectacle.

The games had seen participations of nearly 11,000 participants from 205 countries, including a first-ever refugee team featuring in 306 events of 42 sporting disciplines.

Key Facts

  • Medals Tally: United States ended the Games at the top of the medals tally. They finished with 46 Gold, 37 Silver and 38 Bronze.
  • Great Britain finished on second spot with 27 Gold, 23 Silver and 17 bronze. China finished on third position with a tally of 26 Gold, 18 Silver and 26 Bronze.
  • India finished at joint 67th position in the medals tally with two medals. They were won by Sakshi Malik (Bronze medal in 58 kg weight class of Wrestling) and PV Sindhu (Silver medal in Badminton).
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