Original article by Jacquelin Magnay
The Australian – Page: 27 : 9-Aug-21
Australia’s chef de mission Ian Chesterman has praised the nation’s Olympics team for its performance in Tokyo, as well as the organisers of the Covid-delayed sporting event. He believes that Japan is the only nation that could have successfully held the Olympics during a pandemic, and describes the Tokyo Olympics as "the Games of our times". Australia won a record-equalling 17 gold medals in Tokyo, plus seven silver and 22 bronze. The nation finished sixth overall on the medal tally; Japan was in third place, behind China and the US.