Team Japan, the Olympics host nation, has now toppled China on the medals table with 8 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals as compared to Chinas 6 gold, 5 silver and 7 bronze medals as at the close of day three of the ongoing Tokyo Olympic games.
Team USA is on the second position with 7 gold, 3 silver and 4 bronze medals, sending China to the third position.
In the same vein, many more countries, 51 in all, have registered their names on the medals list.
Cote divoire and Egypt have now joined Tunisia on the medals table to give Africa a voice and some ray of hope. Egypt is placed 42nd on the medals table with 2 bronze medals while Cote divoire is laced on 46th with one bronze medal. Tunisia has one gold and one silver medal and is on 12th position on the medals table.
Britain waited till the third day to start raking in Medals and has so far won a total of 7 medals, three gold, three silver and one bronze taking the country to the fourth position on the medals table, placing 6th behind ROC on the fifth position.
Big names including Germany, India, Brazil, Netherlands and Spain, though on the medals table, are yet to win a gold medal. Nigeria, too, is still missing on the medals table.
One of Nigeria medal hopefulls at the games, Veteran Nigeria tennis player Funke Oshonaike, was has been sent packing yesterday from the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in the preliminary round. Oshonaike lost to USA’s Juan Liu in the women’s Table Tennis Singles. She lost the first set by 11-7, the second 11-3, and the third 11-4.
Another Nigerian, Dorcas Adesokan, on Monday lost to Clara Azurmendi of Spain in the women’s singles event of the badminton competition. She lost 0-2 (10-21, 2-21). She is billed to face An Seyoung of South Korea on Tuesday evening to determine her progress in the competition.
Also, the pair of Olofua and Opeyori lost their opening group game on Saturday against Team Japan. They equally lost their second game today to the pair of Kim Astrup and Anders Rasmussen from Denmark.
Ndem Nffiong also lost in the Women’s single table tenis lay to USA Zhang Lily
In Taekwondo – ANYANACHO Elizabeth Oluchi lost to TATAR Nur of Turkey in the round of 16