Olympic Medal Count 2012: Which Continent Has Won the Most Medals After Day 7?
One week after the opening ceremony, the Olympics has proceeded as per schedule granting a total of 113 gold medals, 115 silvers and 125 bronzes.
China and the United States of America have been fighting the battle for the top position in the medals table.
The USA's medal haul has been helped by a number of medal winners who have won more than one gold (Phelps being the most prominent among them).
China has surged ahead thanks to total dominance in events like table tennis, badminton and shooting among others.
Looking from a different perspective, let us see which continent can lay claim to be the most dominant in the Olympics.
The results were a bit different from what one imagined. Let us see in the next slides.
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Surprisingly, New Zealand has won three golds to the one grabbed by Australia.
All three golds have come in the men's events of rowing.
Obviously, Australia will win more in other events in the second round of the Olympics, but so far, the Australian continent has won four gold medals.
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The African continent will kick up to the next level during the athletic events, but so far they have been silent.
Five gold medals so far, with South Africa grabbing three of them (two in the swimming events).
Look out for Kenya and Ethiopia to claim greater honours in the coming week.
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Wikipedia lists some countries that span multiple continents.
Which are these? Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Russia, Turkey and Egypt.
These countries have won eight gold medals (Kazakhstan with four and Russia with three golds).
In women's weightlifting Kazakhstan has won three golds, showing their dominance while Russia has won multiple golds in men's judo.
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The Americas have won 24 gold medals so far (with the USA claiming 21 of them).
Surely, after the athletic events are over, the American haul will be much more than the current one.
Michael Phelps alone has won three golds (and two silvers) in London, totaling a number of 21 medals in the three Olympics he has participated. A true legend!
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Thirty-five gold medals by Asian countries is quite a good haul, but how much they can grab in the second week remains to be seen.
China has won 20 gold medals, followed by nine by South Korea.
Expect China to win a few more in the last week, but mainly they will be overshadowed by the USA.
Archer Bo Bae Ki has won two medals in the archery event, both in the individual as well as the team event.
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The European continent occupies the pinnacle with 37 gold medals, two more than their nearest rivals.
The hosts, Great Britain, as well as France lead the way with eight gold medals each.
Whether they still retain the first place at the end of the Olympics is doubtful.
Frenchman Yannick Agnel is the star of the European contingent, having already grabbed two golds as well as one silver. Will he add more in the coming week?