Tokyo 2020: Tiny San Marino Is The Most Successful Country

Tokyo 2020: Tiny San Marino Is The Most Successful Country

Andrew H. Sweet

But when looking at countries' populations, the medal table looks a lot different.

San Marino sent five athletes to Tokyo, and they're returning home with three medals — one silver and two bronzes. This puts the small land-locked European country of just 33,860 inhabitants 72nd on the medal table per country, per first per capita.

Bermuda counts 63,900 inhabitants. It won just one medal, a gold, putting the North Atlantic island 63rd in the ranking by countries but second per capita.

Grenada walks away from Tokyo with a single bronze medal, but that puts it third of the medal table per capita. The Caribbean island has a population of just over 112,000.

Fellow island nations New Zealand, Bahamas, Jamaica, and Fiji follow. Croatia, Slovenia, and Georgia complete the top ten.

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