PH finishes No. 50 in Tokyo 2020

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The Philippine team to this year’s Tokyo Olympics ended its campaign at No. 50 and as the top-performing country among Southeast Asian nations in terms of medals won.

While Indonesia had more medals, the silver finish of Filipino boxer Carlo Paalam in the men’s flyweight pushed the Philippines up the medal tally.

The 28-person Indonesian squad wrapped up its campaign with one gold from the women’s badminton doubles, one silver from weightlifting, and three bronzes from men’s badminton.

Philippines, meanwhile has the golden performance of Hidilyn Diaz in women’s weightlifting, and the  silver medals of Nesthy Petecio and Paalam and bronze of Eumir Marcial, in boxing.

The Philippines is tied for 50th place overall with Slovakia.

The United States of America, with the final day gold medals from women’s basketball and women’s volleyball topped the medal count with 113 medals — 39 gold, 41 silver, and 33 bronze.

China placed No. 2 with 88 medals – 38 gold, 32 silver, and 18 bronze. Host Japan was at No. 3 with 27 gold medals, 14 silver, and 17 bronze.

The world’s most prestigious sporting event in the Japanese capital ended last night with the Olympic torch passed to Paris as its next host in 2024. – NBuenafe