Open Water Bumps NED to 5th in Final Rio 2016 Swimming Medal Table

2016 RIO OLYMPIC GAMES

A couple of teams made their way onto the swimming medal table after the open water events this week. Despite missing the medals in the pool, a pair of Dutch swimmers, Sharon Van Rouwendaal and Ferry Weertman, swept the 10k open water races to put the Netherlands in the mix. After missing the medals completely in pool swimming, the open water swimmers bumped the Netherlands up to 5th in the standings with 2 golds.

Brazil and Greece also saw their first swimming medals in the open water events. In the women’s race, Brazil’s Poliana Okimoto won the host country’s only swimming medal of these Games with her 3rd place finish. Greek open water swimmer Spiros Gianniotis took silver in the men’s race

At the conclusion of all the swimming races, the USA sits on top of the medal tally with 16 gold, 8 silver, and 9 bronze for a total of 33 medals. That put them 23 medals ahead of the #2 Australians, who won 3 gold, 4 silver, and 3 bronze medals.

Rio 2016 Final Swimming Medal Table:

PLACE COUNTRY GOLD SILVER BRONZE TOTAL
1 United States 16 8 9 33
2 Australia 3 4 3 10
3 Hungary 3 2 2 7
4 Japan 2 2 3 7
5 Netherlands 2 0 0 2
6 Great Britain 1 5 0 6
7 China 1 2 3 6
8 Canada 1 1 4 6
9 Italy 1 1 2 4
10 Sweden 1 1 1 3
11 Denmark 1 0 1 2
11 Spain 1 0 1 2
13 Kazakhstan 1 0 0 1
13 Singapore 1 0 0 1
15 South Africa 0 3 0 3
16 Russia 0 2 2 4
17 France 0 2 1 3
18 Belgium 0 1 0 1
18 Greece 0 1 0 1
20 Belarus 0 0 1 1
20 Brazil 0 0 1 1

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Tim Root

How are you guys calculating that table? How is the Netherlands ahead of the UK, who had 1 gold and 6 overall medals?

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