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As the curtain comes down following the conclusion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, there is so much to look back on and reflect!
11,500 Olympic Athletes across 33 sports, competed at the height of their chosen disciplines, for one of the coveted 339 medals at stake.
Sixty-five of those medals went to Team GB, as they equaled their medal haul from London 2012. Also, their second-best medal hauls away from home, just behind Rio 2016 with 67 medals. Putting GB 4th on the table medal table for Tokyo 2020 and third on the All-time Olympic medal table.
Starting with Chelsie Giles’s judo bronze and ending with Lauren Price’s boxing gold, GB produced medals in more sports than any other nation.
Every medal is an achievement and a demonstration of resilience and determination, where new heroes are born and familiar ones cementing their status as icons!
Faster, stronger, higher, and the gift of hope in uncertain times, the Olympics games bring solidarity and peace unifying us through the power of sport! This was the message from IOC president Thomas Bach.
Onwards now to Paris 2024, but not before we enjoy the thrills and spills, splashes, hits, lifts, shots, and smashes of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Games!