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GRENADA LEADS JAMAICA IN PER CAPITA MEDAL COUNT Featured

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      1. Jamaica, the small island country of 2.7 million people, has won nine medals in London, giving it the highest per-capita medal rate of any nation with multiple medals. Athletes won one medal for every 300,000 citizens. India (four medals) finished in last place. Its athletes would have needed to win 4,138 medals to have the same rate.  
 
2. The island nation has won all nine medals in track (and, more specifically, the sprints). That was good for second on the athletics medal count, ahead of Russia, Great Britain, Kenya, Germany, Australia and China.
 
4. One nation was ahead of Jamaica in the per-capita rate: Grenada. The tiny island country in the south Caribbean has won a gold medal courtesy 400 runner Kirani James. It's the first medal ever won by one of Grenada's 100,000 citizens. How tiny is the country? Only nine athletes were sent to the Olympics. (Which is actually a lot, if you think about it.) It's total size: The same as Winston-Salem, N.C.

 

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