Japan Has Its Best Olympic Medal Haul: 27 Gold, 58 Overall

Aug 8, 2021, 9:41 AM
Saki Hayashi #27 of Team Japan...
Saki Hayashi #27 of Team Japan celebrates after Japan's win over Belgium in a a Women's Basketball Quarterfinals game on day twelve of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on August 04, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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TOKYO (AP) — Japan had its best Olympic production in every category at the just-completed Tokyo Olympics.

Japan won 27 gold medals for a national record.

It also won 58 medals overall in another record.

The gold-medal total was good for third place behind the United States and China.

USA medal count - Tokyo Olympics

Countries almost always get a medal boost by being at home.

Japan’s previous best in gold was 16 in 1964 and at the 2004 Athens Games.

It won only 12 gold medals five years ago in Rio de Janeiro.

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