The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are closing today, and the medal counts are in.
We recently connected with Been Verified to get a list of how Oregonians have done in the Summer Olympic Games in terms of medals – and it’s pretty good! If you click on the states, you can see the names of all athletes from that state, dates and events competed in, and medals won.
- By population, Oregon is the 8th highest ranking state (medals per 100k residents).
- Athletes born in Oregon have snagged 54 medals before the Tokyo Olympics, including 25 gold, 17 silver and 12 bronze.
- A highlight for Oregon has been in the running sphere as, out of those 54 medals, 39 were produced in track & field events!
You can see Oregon’s breakdown of medals on the Oregon-only data set here.