US leads the medal tally; Brazil fights for the top 15 | Brazil in Tokyo

US leads the medal tally;  Brazil fights for the top 15 |  Brazil in Tokyo

The United States leads the Olympic medal tally for the third time in a row. The country, which highlights sports such as swimming, athletics and gymnastics, should have no difficulty in topping the list, while the sluggish Chinese have everything from table tennis and weightlifting to return to second place, having lost in 2016. British.

United States Artistic Gymnastics Team — Photo: Getty Images

in the launch of GE, Brazil will have six gold medals and a total of 20 medals, Which makes the country struggle to stay in the top-15. At the Rio de Janeiro Games, with seven gold medals and a total of 19 podiums, the delegation was 13th, the best in history.

The Americans topped the medal tally at the 1996, 2000, 2004, 2012 and 2016 Olympics, except in 2008, when host China finished first.

For Tokyo, the US is expected to win more than ten gold medals in swimming and athletics, as well as at least five in gymnastics. The country has had great success in team sports, with the prospect of taking another five. Plenty of other avenues, it’s nearly impossible for Americans not to shut down first.

Olympic Geography Series: US podium expected in Tokyo

Olympic Geography Series: US podium expected in Tokyo

China should be second in the medal tally, with gold medals unlikely to be lost because they are so favourable: eight in weightlifting, five in table tennis and another eight in diving. Only in these three modalities do they already take a big step towards second place in the table.

Olympic Geography Analyzes China's Chances at the Olympics

Olympic Geography Analyzes China’s Chances at the Olympics

The Russians, who will compete under the name Russian Olympic Athletes (explained in the video below), are expected to finish third in the frame. With many favorites in wrestling and boxing, as well as gymnastics and artistic swimming, the country is unlikely to be threatened by Great Britain and Japan.

Olympic Geography Brings Russia's Possibilities to Tokyo

Olympic Geography Brings Russia’s Possibilities to Tokyo

By the way, there should be a good fight between the British and the Japanese for the fourth place. Great Britain, runners-up at the Rio Olympics, has since had a cycle of ups and downs, with rowing and cycling having difficulty renewing, and for this reason they must have had a small number of medals. Japan, being the host city and very successful in the new Olympic Games (baseball, softball and skateboarding) should steal this fourth place. But the fight is good.

Olympic Geography - Japan Medal Hopes

Olympic Geography – Japan Medal Hopes

Guilherme Costa Brasil in Tokyo Blog — Photo: Reproduction

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