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
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?