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The final numbers of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

With the Rio 2016 Olympic Games having come to an end, here’s a brief numerical summary of the athletics action.

2283 athletes competed in Rio

199 member federations were represented

69 nations had at least one top-eight finisher

42 nations won at least one medal

20 nations won at least one gold medal

32 medals were won by the USA to top the medals table

3 world records were set, plus one world heptathlon best

8 Olympic records were set, plus two Olympic bests in combined events disciplines

10 area records were set

99 national records were set

21 world-leading performances were set

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