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Tokyo 2020

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23 Jul - 8 Aug 2021



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Competing Athletes



On 7 September 2013 outgoing International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge declared "The Games of the 32nd Olympiad in 2020 are awarded to the city of... Tokyo!"

The Games returned to Japan’s capital city more than half a century after hosting the Olympics in 1964.

Due to the unprecedented effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) which engulfed the world in early 2020, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games were rescheduled from 23 July – 8 August 2020 to the same dates in 2021.

The United States of America (USA) topped the medal table for the third-consecutive summer Olympics, winning 113 medals of which 39 were gold.

Australia at these Games

Tokyo 2020 was a record-breaking Games for the Australian Olympic Team and had our equal-best gold medal haul (17).

There were 486 Australian's competing in Tokyo, led out by Opening Ceremony Flag Bearers Cate Campbell and Patty Mills and brought home with Closing Ceremony Flag Bearer Mat Belcher, which made it our largest offshore Team ever and second biggest overall behind Sydney 2000.

Of the 486 athletes, 308 were debutants to account for 63.4% of the Team.

Female representation accounted for 53.7% of the Team (261 team members), a record percentage for Australia.

A record 16 Indigenous Australians represented the Australian Olympic Team in Tokyo.

On the medal table Australia placed sixth, ahead of sporting powerhouses France and Germany, on the back of our second-best medal haul in history (17 gold, 7 silver, 22 bronze - 46 total).

Excellence in water sports accounted for 32 Australian medals and 70% of our Tokyo 2020 tally.

Emma McKeon had a record-breaking effort as she picked up four gold medals and three bronze from Swimming – becoming the most successful athlete in Australian Olympic history with a career total of 11 Olympic medals.

Ariarne Titmus defeated the greatest female swimmer in history, Katie Ledecky of the USA, for gold over 400m en route to a personal medal tally of two gold, one silver and one bronze at her debut Olympic Games.

Cate anchored another World Record breaking swim in the 4x100m freestyle relay team (alongside Meg Harris, Bronte Campbell and Emma) to win a gold medal in the same event at three Olympic Games. Cate, regarded as the greatest relay swimmer Australia has ever produced, also won the 4x100m medley relay in Tokyo with Kaylee McKeown, Chelsea Hodges and Emma.

Jess Fox paddled into canoe slalom history as the very first Olympic champion of the women's C1.

Skateboarding and BMX freestyle made their Olympic debuts, which paved the way for Keegan Palmer and Logan Martin to become Olympic champions, with each dominating in their respective sports at Tokyo 2020.

99 different Australian athletes have a Tokyo 2020 medal. Our tally of 46 medals yielded 129 individual medals by 99 athletes across 19 sports.

Medals were won by the Team's youngest member, 17-year-old Mollie O'Callaghan (Swimming), and the second oldest (oldest male) Andrew Hoy at 62 (Equestrian).

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