Tokyo 2020 Olympics Day 6 Medal Table: Hong Kong on the Rise

2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games

Day 6 began with a bang, as Tatjana Schoenmaker earned a gold medal for South Africa, moving her country from 13th to 8th on the table. Schoenmaker’s gold came with a World Record; she clocked a 2:18.95 in the 200 breast and became the first woman in history to crack the 2:19 barrier.

The United States went 2-3 in the 200 breast, with Lilly King (2:19.92) and Annie Lazor (2:20.84) taking home silver and bronze, respectively. The Americans added a second silver medal when Ryan Murphy placed second in the 200 back with 1:54.15.

Russian Olympic Committee’s Evgeny Rylov won his second gold of the Games, this time in the 200 back with an Olympic Record of 1:53.27. ROC moved past Japan and Canada on the table, landing in 5th place.

Australia earned a gold and a bronze in the women’s 100 free, as Emma McKeon broke the Olympic Record with the second-fastest performance in history, 51.96, and Cate Campbell placed third with 52.52.

Hong Kong, who did not win any swimming medals in 2016, moved up to 12th on the medal table thanks to Siobhan Haughey’s silver medal in the 100 free. Her time of 52.27 set an Asian Record and made her the sixth-fastest performer of all-time.

Great Britain increased their medal count with a silver from Duncan Scott in the 200 IM (1:55.28) and a bronze from Luke Greenbank in the 200 back (1:54.72).

Wang Shun added a gold medal for China with his win in the men’s 200 IM. Wang’s 1:55.00 broke the Asian Record and made him the third-fastest performer in history.

Jeremy Desplanches put Switzerland on the swimming medal table for the first time since 1984 when he scored the bronze medal, and a new Swiss record, in the 200 IM with 1:56.17.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Pool Swimming Medal Table After Day 6

Nation Total Medals Gold Silver Bronze
USA 24 6 9 9
Australia 14 6 2 6
Great Britain 6 3 2 1
China 5 3 1 1
Russian Olympic Committee 5 2 2 1
Japan 3 2 1 0
Canada 4 1 2 1
South Africa 2 1 1 0
Hungary 1 1 0 0
Tunisia 1 1 0 0
Italy 4 0 2 2
Hong Kong 2 0 2 0
Netherlands 2 0 2 0
Brazil 1 0 0 1
Finland 1 0 0 1
Germany 1 0 0 1
Switzerland 1 0 0 1
Ukraine 1 0 0 1

Rio 2016 Olympics: Pool Swimming Medal Table After Day 4

Nation Total Medals Gold Silver Bronze
United States 24 11 5 8
Australia 8 3 3 2
Hungary 4 3 0 1
Japan 7 2 2 3
Great Britain 4 1 3 0
China 6 1 2 3
Canada 5 1 1 3
Sweden 3 1 1 1
Spain 2 1 0 1
Kazakhstan 1 1 0 0
Russia 4 0 2 2
South Africa 2 0 2 0
Belgium 1 0 1 0
France 1 0 1 0
Italy 1 0 0 1


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1 month ago

Japan doing significantly worse at their home games unlucky. If ikee had another year or two they would probably be three medals higher

1 month ago

Australia with double our golds compared to this time last Olympics. Can’t believe we’re tied first for most golds! USA has a lot better gold chances in the last two days so we know they’re going to end up on top, but pretty bloody proud of the Aussie team. One more gold and this will be our third best Olympics ever. Two more golds and it’s our best.

Reply to  Sub13
1 month ago

Ohh. I really really hope we get 2 more. Kaylee and maybe Cate or Emma? Thank goodness for our women’s team but I think young ones like Tom Neill and Isaac Cooper and Brendan Smith will only improve.

Big T
1 month ago

That 4x200m Women’s relay distater stopping Australia being on top. Still have a slight chance top Gold medal count. Dressel gonna get 2 more golds for sure. Kaylee and Emma/Cate good chance to get 2 gold for Australia. If Great Britain win mixed medely and men’s medely it will be down to women’s 800m freestyle and women’s medely really for the Gold.

Reply to  Big T
1 month ago

We would need to win the W200 back and W50 free (both possible), and we would need to upset in the W800 and WMedley relay (both very unlikely) and also GB would need to win the mixed relay.

I would say it’s not impossible, but a series of extremely unlikely events would all need to fire. Losing the women’s relay really messed us up.

Awsi Dooger
Reply to  Big T
1 month ago

I didn’t understand Titmus leading off in that relay. She needs a target to shoot for. Without a target I knew darn well she would loaf and assume it was plenty. They should have saved Titmus for last. McKeon at lead would have been able to carry her speed longer than typical, given the adrenaline.

1 month ago

Heard a stat that Canada has 11 medals in all sports currently… all from WOMEN. Why the discrepancy? Do Canadian men only care about hockey or what?

Sean C.
Reply to  leisurely1:29
1 month ago

It’s partly a matter of the Olympic schedule (the strongest Canadian male contenders are in track and field, where conversely the women’s track and field team doesn’t win anything), part a consequence of Canada’s equitable funding going a lot further in global women’s sports than men’s, and partly just how the cookie crumbled (the men’s pair just narrowly missed in rowing, for instance).

This time in Rio we had twelve medals, all from women.

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