Manchester would be 4th on the Olympic medal table if it were a country

We’d be beating the likes of Germany, France and Australia


Manchester born or based athletes have accumulated 17 gold, five silver and one bronze this Olympics.

That puts us ahead of some of our nation’s competitive rivals rivals with Germany in fifth place on 14 gold medals, Russia in sixth place on 13 golds and even home nation Brazil in 15th place with five golds.

Technically we would even be third if we took the Greater Manchester medal haul out of the TeamGB total

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Our achievements are even more astounding when you consider in only 2.8 million people live around Manchester compared to 80 million in Germany, nearly 150 million in Russia and more than 200 million in Brazil.

Here’s the list of our fellow Mancunians who have smashed the Rio Olympics:

Laura Trott – two gold medals in women’s omnium and women’s team pursuit

Jason Kenny – three gold medals in men’s keirin, men’s sprint and men’s team sprint

Callum Skinner – one gold medal in men’s team sprint and a silver medal in the individual sprint

Katie Archibald – one gold in the women’s team pursuit

Elinor Barker – one gold in the women’s team pursuit

Ciara Horne – one gold in the women’s team pursuit

Jo Rowsell Shand – one gold in the women’s team pursuit

Becky James – two silvers in cycling

Philip Hindes – one gold medal in the track sprint
Katy Marchant – one bronze medal in the women’s sprint

Bradley Wiggins – one gold medal in the men’s team pursuit

Jade Jones – one gold in the women’s 75kg taekwondo

Nicola White – gold in the women’s hockey

Kate Richardson-White – gold in the women’s hockey

Mark Cavendish – silver in the omnium

Owain Doull – gold in team pursuit

Ed Clancy – gold in team pursuit

Lutalo Muhammad – silver in the 80kg men’s taekwando.

We have done amazingly, but did you really expect anything less from Manchester?