Olympics 2016 Australia Predicted To Rank 3rd At Most; Aussies With Gold Medal Hopes

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The Rio Olympics 2016 has already started and with almost a week since it kicked off, there are already speculations as to which country would top this year?s Olympics in terms of their number of medals. Now, it seems like Australia is in a good spot as experts say they could end at least in the third place come the conclusion of all the events on August 21st.

There is still a lot of time before this year?s Olympics closes its curtain. But prior to its ending, prediction of the top 10 countries, which are expected to lead the tally sheet of medals won, is already out and Australia is currently ranked third. The country is set to replace Russia, which got the spot in London Olympics 2012.

It can be recalled that Australia finished at the eighth rank both in the tally sheet of total medals won and gold medals gained, with 37 and 8, respectively. Now that several Russian athletes are banned and some competitors backed out because of the fear of Zika virus, Australia could end?at the third spot.

Australia is predicted to rank third this year, with the United States being the first and the People?s Republic of China as second. The country is also expected to bag at least 20 gold medals that would place them at the third rank. However, there are also speculations that Aussie would only rank 5th in the total medal tally sheet with around 50 medals.

As of the moment, the prediction is coming to life as Australia sits at the third spot with a total of 6 medals, 3 of which are gold. The United States, as expected, is leading the Rio Olympics 2016 medal tally sheet with 12 (3 gold), while China has 8 (3 gold). Now, who could possibly give Australia more gold medals? Here are their top contenders that may win gold in their respective events:

  • Rugby Sevens – Final – Women?s Rugby Sevens
  • Swimming – 100m Backstroke – Emily Seebohm
  • Swimming – 100m Backstroke – Mitch Larkin
  • Rowing – Quad Sculls – Men?s Quad Sculls
  • Swimming – 100m Freestyle – Cameron McEvoy
  • Swimming – 100m Backstroke – Mitch Larkin
  • Swimming – 100m Freestyle – Cate Campbell and Bronte Campbell
  • Shooting – 50m Rifle Prone – Warren Potent
  • Swimming – 200m Backstroke – Emily Seebohm and Belinda Hocking
  • Cycling-Track – Team Pursuit – Men?s Team Pursuit
  • Rowing – Single Sculls – Kim Brennan
  • Swimming – 50m Freestyle – Cate Campbell and Bronte Campbell
  • Hockey – Final – The Kookaburras
  • Water Polo – Final – Men?s Water Polo Team

There you have it! The predicted total medal tally sheet of Rio Olympics 2016. Do you think Australia will finish at third spot or even better? Or, will they fall short and end up at a lower rank? Share your thoughts in the comment section below.

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