As the fifth day of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics begins, South Africa remains the only African country to receive a medal at this year’s competition. So far, South Africa has won two Olympic medals, both silvers in swimming—Men’s 100m Breastroke and Men’s 200m Freestyle.
African countries win the majority of their medals in Athletics — commonly referred to as track and field— with Kenya, South Africa, and Ethiopia being the top three African countries in Olympic history.
The Athletic Events begin Friday August 12. Liberia’s runners will take to the track on Saturday August 13, starting with Emmanuel Matadi in the Men’s 100m then Mariam Kromah in the Women’s 400m. Our prayers are with the Liberian Olympic Team.
Wish them success before the race!
A full medal count can be viewed on the Rio2016 Olympic Website.