Rio 2016 Medals Race

In Rio 2016, there were a total of 306 sporting events. To measure the success of the participating countries, we tracked the results in number of medals won daily and the journey of each country in their overall ranking.


Method Used


The order in the table is ranked from highest to lowest based on the number of medals won in gold, silver and bronze, respectively. This method, although not official, is used by most media and even by IOC. When several countries share the same position, alphabetical order is applied.



The Swimming events gave Australia their first 2 gold medals and this country was the leading country in the beginning. However, this scenario changed with the passing days. In August 6, the medal race began and the countries in competition started accumulating medals to measure their success in Rio 2016 Olympic Games.