As the 2016 Olympics come to a close, so do the #DHSgames. Our final medalists are as follows: Brazil, with seven gold, six silver, and six bronze medals for a total of 19 medals; Azerbaijan, with one gold, seven silver and 10 bronze medals for a total of 18 medals; and Kazakhstan, with three gold, five silver and nine bronze medals for a total of 17 medals. Kenya is the runner-up with 13 medals, six of which are gold.
Several Olympic (OR) and world records (WR) were set by athletes from DHS countries:
- OR: Sukanya Srisurat, Thailand, women’s 58kg in weightlifting
- OR & WR: Nijat Rahimov, Kazakhstan, men’s 77kg in weightlifting
- WR: Almaz Ayana, Ethiopia, women’s 10,000m in athletics
- OR & WR: Wayde van Niekerk, South Africa, men’s 400m in athletics
- OR: Thiago Braz da Silva, Brazil, men’s pole vault
- OR: Conseslus Kipruto, Kenya, men’s 3000m steeplechase
- OR: Vivian Kepkemoi Cheruiyot, Kenya, women’s 5000m in athletics
Thank you to everyone who participated in The DHS Games! We hope you enjoyed our coverage of countries that we have worked with. If you particularly enjoyed our blog content, we encourage you to subscribe to receive weekly to biweekly updates.