In unprecedented Olympic Games, athletes throughout the Americas overcame more than two years of adversity and uncertainty to deliver outstanding performances on the biggest stage in sport.
The athletes of Team Canada did not let the global pandemic stop them from earning the most Olympic medals in their history at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games.
As the Games concluded, Team Canada finished with their most Olympic podium finishes in history (excluding the 1984 Games and the Soviet bloc boycott) with 24 total medals while tying their previous record of seven golds set in 1992.
Discover the athletes who helped lead the country to their best Olympic finish.
A historic performance by yet another country of the Americas at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics as Brazil surpasses their impressive medal totals from the Rio 2016 Olympics that they hosted on home soil.
With their best finish at the Olympics in history, Brazil earned seven golds and 21 total medals at Tokyo 2020 to place 12th on the overall medal table. Two more bronze medals helped Time Brasil top their previous best total of 19 achieved at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics.
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With her sixth and final attempt at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, Yulimar Rojas made history in the Women’s Triple Jump.
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The Pan American Games medalist and nine-time World Champion triathlete adds an even greater and more historic achievement to her successful career — an Olympic gold medal.
Her incredible podium-topping performance not only gave her an elusive Olympic medal, but also gave the small island nation of Bermuda its first Olympic gold in history and second overall medal since it began competing at the Games in 1936.
Learn more about her historical performance at Tokyo 2020.
The Cuban giant continues adding pages to the saga of his legendary career by winning his fourth Olympic gold medal in as many Games.
At Tokyo 2020, Mijain Lopez once again stood atop the Olympic podium after dispatching all of his challengers in the men’s 130kg Greco-Roman Weightlifting division.
Although it was a familiar feeling for the 38-year-old wrestler, the reward for his fourth gold medal at the Olympic Games was a little sweeter this time around. With his victory, Mijain became the first wrestler in history to claim four consecutive Olympic titles.
Find out more about another dominant performance from the best wrestler in history.
Neisi Dajomes makes history for Ecuador as the first woman to win an Olympic gold medal, dominating the Women’s 76kg Weightlifting event.
History nearly repeated itself at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, as the same three athletes who topped the podium in the Women’s 76kg Weightlifting event had previously stood side-by-side on the podium of the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.
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The island nation in the Caribbean won two golds at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, both coming in the same event in Athletics for their best Olympic finish since Sydney 2000.
With one repeat Olympic Champion and another topping the podium for the first time, the Bahamas earned two gold medals at Tokyo 2020 to place 42nd on the overall medal table.
Read more about the impressive sweep by Shaunae Miller-Uibo and Steven Gardiner.
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn wins the first gold medal in Athletics for Puerto Rico in the Women’s 100m Hurdles while setting a new Olympic record along the way.
The gold-medal streak for Puerto Rico at the Olympics continues with the impressive performance by Jasmine Camacho-Quinn in the 100m Hurdles event at the Tokyo 2020 Games.
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Kirani James of Grenada continues to make his country proud, becoming a three-time Olympic medalist in Athletics at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games.
Since beginning to compete at the Summer Olympics at Los Angeles 1984, the small Caribbean nation of Grenada has won a total of three Olympic medals, all coming in the sport of Athletics.
Discover how one athlete has taken his country to new heights.
Fifteen countries of the Pan American Family won medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
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