Top Ten Most Successful Countries in the Youth Olympic Games

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top ten most successful countries in the Youth Olympic Games

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top ten most successful countries in the Youth Olympic Games

The concept of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) was given by Johann Rosenzopf in 1998. The Youth Olympic Games is also a multi-sport event held once in every four years steady with the current Olympic Games format. The Youth Olympic Games were inspired by the Modern Olympic Games, which were held since 1896. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was conducted its first-ever Youth Olympics event in Singapore in 2010.  By 2020, six events were conducted successfully. The next event will going to be held on 19th January 2024.

Throughout this flourishing analysis, you can read about the top ten most successful countries in the Youth Olympic Games in terms of most Gold medal won and in terms of total medal won. You can also read about the All-time medal table of six events and different opinions in the comment section.

10. Ukraine (UKR)

Ukraine ranked the tenth spot in the list of the top ten most successful countries in the Youth Olympic Games. Ukrainian athletes participated in the Youth Olympic Games through the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine (NOC-UKR). In their six appearances, they have won 22 Gold, 25 Silver and 30 Bronze Medals. The National Olympic Committee of Ukraine was created in 1990 and recognized by the IOC in 1993. Athletics (8 Gold medals) is the top-most medal-producing sport for Ukraine. Ukrainian athletes showed their best performance in the 2010 Youth Summer Olympics held in Singapore where they got 4th position by winning 9 Gold, 9 Silver and 15 Bronze Medals.

9. Hungary (HUN)

After giving their best performances in the Winter Olympics, Hungarian athletes got a ninth spot in the Youth Olympic Games. They competed in every Youth Olympics and have won 66 medals in a total of which 24 Gold, 20 Silver and 22 Bronze Medals. They participated in six events through the Hungarian Olympic Committee. Swimming (15 Gold) is the most medal producing sport for Hungary. Hungarian athletes performed their best in the 2018 Youth Summer Olympics where they declared overall 4th spot after winning 12 Gold, 7 Silver and 5 Bronze Medals.

8. France (FRA)

After competing in every Youth Olympics, French athletes got the eighth position in terms of winning the Gold Medals. They have won 25 Gold, 28 Silver and 36 Bronze Medals. They competed in every Olympics through the French Olympic Committee. French athletes do their best in the 2014 Youth Summer Olympics held in China where they got 4th position overall by winning 8 Gold, 3 Silver and 9 Bronze Medals.

7. Italy (ITA)

Italian athletes got the seventh spot after winning 28 Gold Medals in the Youth Olympic Games. Italian athletes participated in every Youth Olympics through the Italian National Olympic Committee. Overall Italian athletes have won 96 medals for their nation of which 28 Gold, 34 Silver and 34 Bronze Medals. In the history of Youth Olympics, Italian athletes got overall 5th spot in 2018 Youth Summer Olympics held in Argentina where they have won 11 Gold, 10 Silver and 13 Bronze Medals.

top ten most successful countries in the Youth Olympic Games

6. Germany (GER)

In the list of top ten most successful countries in the Youth Olympic Games, Germany got the sixth spot after winning 29 Gold Medals. The German athletes competed in the Youth Olympics through Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund which was recognized by the IOC in 1895. They have won 113 Medals in a total of which 29 Gold, 42 Silver and 42 Bronze Medals. German athletes declared the overall winner in the 2012 Youth Winter Olympic Games.

5. United States of America (USA)

The USA is the fifth-best nation in the history of Youth Olympic Games with 34 Gold, 31 Silver and 31 Bronze Medals. USA athletes competed in every Youth Olympics since the inaugural Youth Olympics held in 2010. Overall, they got 96 medals in six events. Robin Reynolds an American skier is the most decorated athlete in the Youth Olympic Games. American athletes showed their best in the 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games and declared the overall winner of the event with South Korean.

4. South Korea (KOR)

South Korea is the fourth most decorated nation in the list of the top ten most successful countries in the Youth Olympic Games. South Korean athletes competed in every Olympics through the Korean Olympic Committee. They have won a total of 81 medals of which 37 Gold, 23 Silver and 21 Bronze Medals. Short track speed skating is the top medal-producing sport for South Korean athletes. They declared the overall winner with the USA in the 2016 Youth Winter Olympic Games.

3. Japan (JPN)

Japan is the third most performing nation in the history of the Youth Olympic Games. Japanese athletes competed in every Olympics through the Japanese Olympic Committee. They have won 115 medals in a total of which 43 Gold, 42 Silver and 30 Bronze Medals. Gymnastics (7 Gold) is the top medal-producing sport for Japan. Japanese athletes showed their best performances in the 2018 Youth Winter Olympic Games and 2020 Youth Summer Olympic Games where they have declared overall third.

top ten most successful countries in the Youth Olympic Games

Mixed-NOCs

Mixed-NOCs got the third spot in the Youth Olympic Games but due to non-country status, officially, it is not included in the list of top ten most successful countries in the Youth Olympics Games. The Mixed-NOC consists of athletes who belong to various National Olympic Committees. The idea of Mixed-NOC was initiated in the 2010 Youth Summer Olympic Games, wherein athletes from various nations competed through the same team. The Mixed-NOCs athletes have won 48 Gold, 46 Silver and 52 Bronze Medals.

2. Russia (RUS)

Russian Federation is the second most decorated nation in the history of the Youth Olympic Games. Russian athletes have won 96 Gold, 74 Silver and 58 Bronze Medals. They competed in every Youth Olympic Games and have won 228 medals in total. Russian athletes declared the overall winner in the 2018 Youth Summer Olympics and 2020 Winter Olympic Games. Swimming (21 Gold and 41 Medals in total) is the top medal-producing sport for Russia. Russian athletes are the only athletes in the world who have won more than 200 medals in the Youth Olympic Games.

1. China (CHN)

China is the most prolific nation in the world after winning 99 Gold, 50 Silver and 38 Bronze Medals in the Youth Olympic Games. The Chinese Olympic Committee sends its athletes to every Youth Olympic event. Chinese athletes declared overall first two times in 2010 and 2014 Youth Summer Olympic Games. In their six appearances, they have won 187 medals in total. Most of the medals have come from Swimming of which they won 27 Gold Medals.

All-time medal table of Youth Olympic Games in terms of Gold Medal

Sr. No Country Gold  Silver Bronze Total
1  China (CHN) 99 50 38 187
2  Russia (RUS) 96 74 58 228
 Mixed-NOCs (MIX) 48 46 52 146
3  Japan (JPN) 43 42 30 115
4  South Korea (KOR) 37 23 21 81
5  United States (USA) 34 31 31 96
6  Germany (GER) 29 42 42 113
7  Italy (ITA) 28 34 34 96
8  France (FRA) 25 28 36 89
9  Hungary (HUN) 24 20 22 66
10  Ukraine (UKR) 22 25 30 77

All-time medal table of Youth Olympic Games in terms of total medal won

Sr. No Country Gold  Silver Bronze Total
1  Russia (RUS) 96 74 58 228
2  China (CHN) 99 50 38 187
 Mixed-NOCs (MIX) 48 46 52 146
3  Japan (JPN) 43 42 30 115
4  Germany (GER) 29 42 42 113
5  United States (USA) 34 31 31 96
6  Italy (ITA) 28 34 34 96
7  France (FRA) 25 28 36 89
8  South Korea (KOR) 37 23 21 81
9  Ukraine (UKR) 22 25 30 77
10  Australia (AUS) 17 27 29 73

 

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