It's the most gold – and the most medals in total – that Japan has ever won at a single Olympic Games. The country's previous record for gold was set at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and equalled at Athens in 2004, with just 16 gold medals. Meanwhile, Japan's previous best medal total was 41 at Rio de Janeiro in 2016. We're hoping that upward trend continues in Paris in 2024.
This year, Japan also had a record number of 582 athletes participating in the Games. Since the first day, the country has had a number of memorable wins that will live on in the history books, including Japan’s first medals in the new sports introduced this year – skateboarding, surfing, karate and sport climbing.
Here's the full breakdown of Japan's medal wins. By the close of competition on August 8, Japan won a total of 58 medals:
Read on for the full list of every Team Japan medalist in every sport. For a recap, check out our pick of the 7 incredible things that made Tokyo 2020 a memorable Olympics.
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