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African nations find the going tough at Rio Olympics

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by August 15, 2016 General

African nations find the going tough at Rio Olympics

The United States of America (USA) leads the log table with the largest points tally way ahead of second-placed China in the Olympics currently underway in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Sadly, none of Africa’s representatives are featuring in the Top 30, with African powerhouse Ethiopia perched a distant 34th, tailed by South Africa ten (10) places below in 44th, followed by Kenya (46), Egypt (58), and fellow north African giants, Tunisia, completing the African legion’s medal contenders in 61st place.

Medal standings at the time of going to press reads as follows.
United States 24 18 18 60
China 13 11 17 41
Great Britain 10 13 7 30
Germany 8 5 3 16
Japan 7 3 14 24
Russia 6 9 8 23
Australia 6 7 9 22
Italy 6 7 5 18
South Korea 6 3 4 13
France 5 8 5 18
Hungary 5 3 3 11
Netherlands 3 2 3 8
Spain 3 0 2 5
New Zealand 2 6 0 8
Canada 2 2 8 12
Kazakhstan 2 2 3 7
Belgium 2 1 1 4
Thailand 2 1 1 4
Croatia 2 1 0 3
Switzerland 2 0 1 3
Iran 2 0 0 2
Sweden 1 3 1 5
Denmark 1 2 3 6
North Korea 1 2 2 5
Belarus 1 2 1 4
Brazil 1 1 2 4
Poland 1 1 2 4
Romania 1 1 2 4
Slovenia 1 1 1 3
Colombia 1 1 0 2
Slovakia 1 1 0 2
Vietnam 1 1 0 2
Czech Republic 1 0 4 5
Ethiopia 1 0 2 3
Chinese Taipei 1 0 2 3
Greece 1 0 1 2
Indep Athletes 1 0 1 2
Jamaica 1 0 1 2
Argentina 1 0 0 1
Fiji 1 0 0 1
Kosovo 1 0 0 1
Puerto Rico 1 0 0 1
Singapore 1 0 0 1
South Africa 0 5 1 6
Ukraine 0 3 1 4
Azerbaijan 0 2 0 2
Indonesia 0 2 0 2
Kenya 0 2 0 2
Cuba 0 1 2 3
Lithuania 0 1 2 3
Georgia 0 1 1 2
Ireland 0 1 0 1
Malaysia 0 1 0 1
Mongolia 0 1 0 1
Philippines 0 1 0 1
Turkey 0 1 0 1
Uzbekistan 0 0 3 3
Egypt 0 0 2 2
Israel 0 0 2 2
Norway 0 0 2 2
Estonia 0 0 1 1
Kyrgyzstan 0 0 1 1
Portugal 0 0 1 1
Tunisia 0 0 1 1

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