The 2020 Tokyo Olympics is just around the corner and with it comes a new era of sporting glory for Japan. With a host of high-profile events and athletes from across the globe, there are plenty of reasons to tune in to see who will come out on top.
The olympic medal table 2021 is a list of projected medal winners for the Tokyo Olympics. It includes team GB medallists and international stars to watch.
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The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are finally here, with just three days before the opening ceremony.
But who will come out on top in the medal count? Where will Team GB place in the standings? And who will take home the gold?
All for Sport, according to Gracenote, the world’s largest entertainment data and technology firm.
Who will win the most medals?
Medal table as predicted
Gracenote’s virtual medal table, which is based on individual and team performances from past Olympics, World Championships, and World Cups, has the United States at the top.
According to the forecast, the United States will win 96 medals in Tokyo and will win the table for the eighth time in a row.
But how reliable is such a prediction?
“Normally, a data-driven Olympic prediction gives a solid estimate of how the medal table will appear,” said Simon Gleave, Gracenote’s director of sports analysis.
“There will always be nations and individuals that overachieve and underachieve in relation to their pre-Games achievements, which is why sport is so captivating. We can never be certain of what will occur.”
Athletes participating under the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) flag are expected to finish second, with 68 medals in total, although China may challenge them for second place.
China is expected to win 66 medals this time, down from 70 in Rio 2016. However, their real total may be higher, since almost 80% of Chinese competitors rated in the top eight for each event by Gracenote have had no results since the Covid-19 epidemic started.
And that, according to Gleave, is why predicting is especially difficult this time.
He said, ” “This Olympics is proving to be much more unexpected than previous ones. Many events were canceled in 2020, and although they were replaced by activities this year, athletes from certain nations, such as China, did not participate in the newer events.”
A successful Games for the hosts, but fewer medals for Team GB?
Hosts Due to a combination of more medals in the country’s best sports as well as possible success in the new sports of skateboarding, sport climbing, and baseball, Japan is projected to improve its Rio results by almost 50%, bringing them to 60.
Team GB is expected to finish fifth, down from third place in Rio five years ago. It would be Team GB’s fourth consecutive summer Games finish in the top five in terms of overall medals.
Lower expectations in track cycling, artistic gymnastics, and rowing, among other sports, are expected to result in a 15-medal decrease from 2016, giving Britain a total of 52.
“In general, most of the major countries’ medal totals aren’t too far off from what we’d anticipate based on past Olympics,” Gleave said.
“Countries that seem to be doing considerably better than normal, such as the Netherlands, were expected to win approximately the same number of medals as they are today, before the epidemic struck.”
“We’ve made some changes to our normal methodology, but there’s not much we can do about the competitors who haven’t had any results since March 2020. When events have occurred without them, their predicted ranks may be undervalued. On the other hand, a lack of rivalry may be a disadvantage in and of itself.”
For Team GB, who will win what?
The Olympic titles of Adam Peaty, Max Whitlock, Jade Jones, and Liam Heath are expected to be retained.
14 of Team GB’s projected 52 medals are likely to be gold. Who, on the other hand, is expected to win them?
The obvious one is Adam Peaty, who is likely to defend his 100m breaststroke championship from Rio, as well as gymnast Max Whitlock, who is set to defend his pommel horse gold.
Sprint canoeist Liam Heath, taekwondo star Jade Jones, and diver Jack Laugher in the synchronised 3m springboard, this time with Daniel Goodfellow, are all expected to defend their titles.
The men’s 4x100m relay team is expected to win gold in athletics, while the men’s 4x100m medley relay quartet is expected to win gold in swimming.
Boxers Lauren Price, Laura Collett, and Ben Maher in equestrian, shooters Seonaid McIntosh and Amber Hill, and sailors Anna Burnet and John Gimson in the mixed Nacra 17 are also in contention for the first spot on the podium.
In rowing, Britain’s men’s four – Ollie Cook, Matt Rossiter, Rory Gibbs, and Sholto Carnegie – are predicted to win the Olympic championship for the sixth time in a row, extending their winning streak to Sydney 2000.
Athletes Dina Asher-Smith (200m), Laura Muir (1500m), and Jemma Reekie (800m), diver Tom Daley (10m platform), Kate French in the women’s modern pentathlon, triathlete Jess Learmonth, and weightlifter Emily Campbell are among those in contention for silver.
Only two medals – both silver – are expected in track cycling, in the women’s team pursuit and men’s team sprint.
The women’s hockey squad from Team GB, who won gold in Rio, is expected to take bronze.
“It appears unlikely that Great Britain will repeat its success from the previous two Olympic Games, and it will be extremely difficult to finish higher than fifth in total medals due to the likely resurgence of Russian competitors under the Russian Olympic Committee banner, as well as the strength of Japan as the host nation,” Gleave said.
“Track cycling is arguably the sport in which Great Britain might perform better than the data indicates, since there have been few competitions since the World Championships last year, an event in which the British squad did not participate with the bikes they will use in Tokyo.”
From Japan, who should you keep an eye on?
In the men’s 200m and 400m individual medley, Daiya Seto is the current world champion.
Daiya Seto, a multiple world champion and world record holder in the pool, is one name to keep an eye on.
The 27-year-old is expected to win gold in the 200m and 400m individual medleys, as well as silver in the 200m butterfly and bronze in the 200m butterfly.
In the women’s park skateboarding, a Japanese one-two is expected, with gold for Sakura Yosozumi and silver for Misugu Okamoto, as well as more skating golds in the men’s and women’s street.
Baseball, karate, softball, sport climbing, and surfing are all expected to perform well for Japan in the new and returning sports.
Japan has never won an Olympic medal in badminton before London 2012, but that is no longer the case. On their home turf, they are projected to win five medals, including two singles golds – Kento Momota for men and Nozomi Okuhara for women.
Judoka Shohei Ono, however, is not among the predicted medalists. He hasn’t competed in any competitions since 2019, losing out on a slew of possible chances such as World Championships, World Masters, and Grand Slam tournaments, all of which have been attended by other top Japanese judo athletes.
Who will be the Games’ worldwide stars?
Simone Biles is a four-time Olympic and 19-time world champion in gymnastics.
Simone Biles would most certainly be at the top of your list if we asked you to identify a probable winner of many Olympic gold in Tokyo.
The 24-year-old American gymnast won five medals in Rio, including four golds, and Gracenote predicts she will be a regular visitor to the podium in Tokyo as well.
Swimmers Katie Ledecky (USA), Sarah Sjostrom (Sweden), and Caeleb Dressel (USA), athletes Joshua Cheptegei (Uganda), Sifan Hassan (Netherlands), and Shaunae Miller-Uibo (Bahamas), and track cyclists Harrie Lavreysen (Netherlands), Lee Wai Sze (Hong Kong), and Emma Hinze (Netherlands) are all expected to win multiple medals (Germany).
The women’s road cycling events are expected to be dominated by Anna van der Breggen and Annemiek van Vleuten (both from the Netherlands).
In the men’s and women’s BMX park competitions, keep an eye out for two-time world champion Logan Martin (Australia) and three-time world champion Hannah Roberts (USA).
Armand Duplantis of Sweden, a European gold and global silver medalist in pole vault, is also poised to make his Olympic debut.
The olympic medal predictions 2021 by country is a table that shows the projected medals for every country in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics. It also includes which athletes are expected to win medals and who are some of the international stars to watch out for.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many medals are Team GB predicted to win?
The British Olympic Association has predicted that Team GB will win a total of 28 medals.
Which country will win highest number of medals in Tokyo Olympics 2021?
Japan will win the highest number of medals in Tokyo Olympics 2021.
How many medals will GB win in Tokyo?
GB should win at least 2 medals, but I do not know how many.
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