2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo
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- 2020 summer Olympics in Tokyo
- List of top 19 women winners in Olympics 2020
- Elaine Thompson-Herah from Jamacia
- Shaunae Miller-Uibo from the Bahamas
- Athing Mu from the United States
- Faith Kipyegon from Kenya
- Sifan Hassan from the Netherlands
- Peres Jepchirchir from Kenya
- Jasmine Camacho-Quinn from Puerto Rico
- Sydney McLaughlin from the United States
- Peruth Chemutai from Uganda
- Antonella Palmisano from Italy
- Mariya Lasitskene from ROC
- Katie Nageotte from the United States
- Malaika Mihambo from Germany
- Yulimar Rojas from Venezuela
- Gong Lijiao from China
- Valarie Allman from the United States
- Anita Włodarczyk from Poland
- Liu Shiying from China
- Nafissatou Thiam from Belgium
As the 2020 Olympics has come to an end, many athletes returned with medals and many with fame. We got to see many talented people and their skills in respective sports. From marathons to pole jumps, and long jumps, the Olympics entertained us with all types of games.
For the 2020 Olympics, Tokyo was selected as the hosting city. The game was originally scheduled from 24 July to 9 August 2020, however, the whole event was postponed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.
As the long series of games came to an end, the United States starred at the top with a total of 39 gold and 113 total medals, then China second to the United States with 38 gold and 88 total medals. Finishing third is the host country, Japan with 27 gold and 58 total medals.
List of top 19 women winners in Olympics 2020
Elaine Thompson-Herah from Jamacia
100 meters & 200 meters winner (2020 Olympics)
Elaine Thompson Herah is a professional sprinter from Jamaica. Elaine competes in 100 meters and 200 meters. She is popular as a sprinter since she has already set her name in the Olympics by winning 5 times at her previous games. In the 2016 Olympics, she secured first place and earned gold medals in 100 meters and 200 meters She has set her name once again internationally by winning 100 meters in the 2020 Summer Olympics that took place in Tokyo. She is also known as the fastest woman alive.
Shaunae Miller-Uibo from the Bahamas
400 meters winner (2020 Olympics)
Shaunae Miller- Uibo is an athlete sprinter from the Bahamas. She specializes in 200 meters and 400 meters. She is a well-known player as she is a two-time Olympic winner in 400 meters. She first won her gold medal in the 2016 Olympics and then she once again secured first place in the 2020 Olympics. Not just Olympics but she is active in other sports tournaments such as the World Athletics Championship, World Youth Championships, World Indoor Championships, etc.
Athing Mu from the United States
800 meters winner (2020 Olympics)
Athing Mu is a middle-distance runner from America. At just the age of 19, Athing set her name in the Olympics by winning the 800 meters in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Not just this but she was able to set the world under 20 records. Athing also won another gold medal in the 2020 Olympics as a part of the 4*400 meters replay.
Faith Kipyegon from Kenya
1500 meters winner (2020 Olympics)
Faith Kipyegon is a middle-distance runner from Kenya. She specializes in 1500 meters. One of her specialty is that ever since was 20 years old, she has either won or finished second in every championship she took part in. She is well known in other championships such as world championships, diamond league champion, world U18 championships, world U20 championships, etc. Faith is also classified as one of the Top 100 influential Africans in 2017.
Sifan Hassan from the Netherlands
5000 meters winner (2020 Olympics)
Sifan Hassan is a middle and long-distance runner from the Netherlands. She specializes in long runs like in 1500 meters and 10000 meters. Sifan set her name at the 2020 Olympics by winning gold medals in 5000 m and 10000 m long runs. She also secured a bronze medal in 1500 meters at the 2020 Olympics. Plus, she has won tons of medals in various national and international tournaments such as world championships, world championships in Athletics, etc.
Peres Jepchirchir from Kenya
Marathon winner (2020 Olympics)
Peres Jepchirchir is a professional long-distance runner from Kenya. She mostly competes in road running competitions. Peres secured a gold medal in Marathon at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. She has also won a gold medal in the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon Championshipships.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn from Puerto Rico
100 meters hurdles winner (2020 Olympics)
Jasmine Camacho Quinn is a track and field athlete from Puerto Rico. She competes in 100 meters hurdles. She secured a gold medal in 100 meters hurdles at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She also set the record as the second-ever Puerto Rican to secure a gold medal from Puerto Rico.
Sydney McLaughlin from the United States
400 meters hurdles winner (2020 Olympics)
Sydney McLaughlin is a hurdler and sprinter from the United States. She specializes in 400 meters hurdles. Sydney secured a gold medal in 400 meters hurdles at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Sydney started her professional career in 2018 after completing the University of Kentucky. She set the world record in 400 meters hurdles with a time duration of 51.46 seconds.
Peruth Chemutai from Uganda
3000 meters steeplechase winner (2020 Olympics)
Peruth Chemutai is a steeple chase runner from Uganda. She specializes in the steeplechase. Peruth secured a gold medal in women’s 3000 meters steeplechase at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She set a record by becoming the first Ugandan woman to win a gold Olympic medal. Born in 1999 A.D., she has competed in the junior women’s race and IAAF World Cross Country Championships.
Antonella Palmisano from Italy
20 kilometers race walk winner (2020 Olympics)
Antonella Palmisano is a racewalker from Italy. She specializes in racewalk and has participated in multiple championships. Antonella secured a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Previously, in the 2016 Summer Olympics, she finished 4th at the Summer 2016 Olympics. She also became 5th in the world championship 2015.
Mariya Lasitskene from ROC
High jump winner (2020 Olympics)
Mariya Lasitskene is a high jump athlete from Russia. She specializes in high jumps and is popular among Athletes. Mariya secured a gold medal in the high jump at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She is also a three-time winner at the world champion winning in 2015, 2017, and 2019.
Katie Nageotte from the United States
Pole vault winner (2020 Olympics)
Kathryn Nageotte, Katie for short is a pole vaulting athlete from the United States. She competes in pole vaulting sports. Katie secured a gold medal in the women’s pole vault at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She professionally started her career at Ashland University where she won two National Championships.
Malaika Mihambo from Germany
Long jump winner (2020 Olympics)
Malaika Mihambo is a long jump athlete from Germany. Specializing at long jumps, Malaika secured a gold medal in the long jump at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She is currently the Olympic and European champion competing in long jumps. Malaika has competed in various other championships such as the world youth championship, world junior championships, European junior championships, etc.
Yulimar Rojas from Venezuela
Triple Jump winner (2020 Olympics)
Yulimar Rojas Rodriguez also known as Yolimar Rojas is a triple jump athlete from Venezuela. Specializing in triple jumps, Yulimar secured a gold medal in the triple jump at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Yulimar has set a world record as an athlete for women’s triple jump. Being an Olympic champion, she is also a two-time winner at world champion and two-time winner at the world indoor champion.
Gong Lijiao from China
Shot put winner (2020 Olympics)
Gong Lijiao is a shot put athlete from China. Gong secured a gold medal in shot put at the Olympics 2020 Tokyo. This is not the first time she took part in the Olympics as she participated in the 2008 Summer Olympics and finished fifth.
Valarie Allman from the United States
Discus throw winner (2020 Olympics)
Valarie Carolyn Allman is a track and field discus throw athlete from the United States. Specializing in the discus throw, she secured a gold medal in it at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She has participated in multiple national and international games such as world championships, national champion, athletics world cup, and NACAC championships.
Anita Włodarczyk from Poland
Hammer throw winner (2020 Olympics)
Anita Wlodarczyk is a professional hammer thrower athlete from Poland. She secured a gold medal in it at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. This was not her first time winning at the international game as she has won in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics hammer throw games as well. Anita is also the first woman in history to throw a hammer over 80m. She is also known as the greatest hammer thrower of all time in women.
Liu Shiying from China
Javelin throw winner (2020 Olympics)
Liu Shiying is a professional Javelin throw athlete from China. Specializing in the Javelin throw, she secured a gold medal in it at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She set the record for being the first-ever Asian athlete to become an Olympic gold medalist in women’s Javelin throw.
Nafissatou Thiam from Belgium
Heptathlon winner (2020 Olympics)
Nafissatou Thiam is an athlete from Belgium. She specializes in multi-event competitions. Nafissatou won a gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Before this, she has already won the gold medal in the 2016 Olympics.
Above is the list of women winners in Olympics 2020 Tokyo. These women are not just winners but inspirational as well. The medals are proof of their sheer hard work and determination. To find more about women in sports, click here.