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Tokyo Olympics: Japan tops medal table, overtaking China and US

Host Japan have risen to the top of the medal table on the third day of the 32nd Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

Japan topped the list with gold medals over the United States and China. As of this writing, Japan has won a total of 13 medals, including eight gold, two silver and three bronze. The second-ranked United States has won seven gold, three silver and four bronze medals. China, which dropped to third place, won six gold, five silver and seven bronze medals

The Russian Olympic Committee is fourth in the medal table with four gold, five silver and three bronze medals.

The UK is in fifth place with three gold, three silver and one bronze medal. South Korea finished sixth with three gold and four bronze, Australia seventh with two gold, one silver and three bronze, Kosovo eighth with two gold, Italy ninth with one gold, three silver and four bronze and France one with gold, two silver and two bronze. 10th place in the table.

Of the 205 countries participating in the Tokyo Olympics, 51 have so far won medals. While 23 countries have won gold medals, 16 countries, including India, have won silver medals.

Five athletes from Nepal have participated in the Tokyo Olympics in four games. Among them, Kalpana Pariyar of shooting and Sonia Bhatt of judo have played. Both were defeated. Pariyar competed in the women’s 10m air rifle and Bhatta in the women’s 48kg weight class.

Judo player Sonia Bhatt lost to Irina Dolgova of Russia in the first round.

In the women’s 48 kg weight category, Sonia and Irina competed in the last 32.

In which Irina defeated Sonia in the first round on the basis of Ippon.

Earlier, another Nepali athlete Kalpana Pariyar competed in the women’s 10m air selection stage.

Although she set a national record, she was not selected in the final round.

Kalpana set a national record by scoring 616.8 in the selection phase. Earlier, Kalpana had set a national record of 614.5 in the 13th South Asian Games.

Although Kalpana set a national record by scoring 616.8, she was not selected in the final round.

Gaurika Singh and Alex Shah of swimming and Saraswati Chaudhary of athletics are yet to compete in the Tokyo Olympics.

Swimmer Gaurika Singh will compete in the women’s 100m freestyle and Alexander Gadigad Shah in the men’s 100m freestyle.

Alex will compete on July 27 and Gaurika on July 28. Alex hit the stage and will face off in the next round on July 28.

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