Here's a complete list of the Columbus-area athletes who won Olympics medals in Tokyo
The United States finished first in the overall medal count at the Tokyo Olympics, winning 113 to China's 88. That total includes 39 golds for the Americans and 38 for the Chinese.
Some of those medals were captured by athletes with ties to Columbus, Ohio.
Columbus-area athletes would also successfully represent the Netherlands and Canada.
All told, before Sunday's closing ceremonies, two locals would end up standing atop the podium. Four finished with silver medals. Two earned bronze.
The most prominent was obviously Simone Biles. Biles, who was born in Columbus before moving to Texas as an infant, withdrew from the women's gymnastics team and individual all-around competitions, citing her mental health. As a member of Team USA, she was still awarded a silver medal. She also decided against participating in competitions for the individual disciplines of floor, uneven bars and vault. When it came time for balance beam, she felt sufficiently better and took home bronze.
Here are the other athletes who have some connection to central Ohio who were medalists in the Summer Games.
Hunter Armstrong, swimming
Armstrong became the first Ohio State men's swimmer in 65 years to compete in the games. Individually, he qualified for the semifinals in the 100-meter backstroke, but came in ninth in that race, missing out on a spot in the finals by .01 seconds. However, as one of the swimmers who competed in qualifying for the United States’ 4x100 medley relay squad, Armstrong received a gold medal. The Americans won the final of that event in world-record time.
Anthony Gose, baseball
The Columbus Clippers pitcher was part of the United States squad that went 4-2 overall in Tokyo, but lost the gold-medal game to Japan 2-0. Not only will Gose take home a silver medal, but he was one of five members of Team USA named to the All-World Team. That's the result of him giving up just a single hit and striking out three in 5 ⅓ innings of work over the course of the tournament.
Joe Kovacs, shot put
Throwing a distance of 74 feet, 3¾ inches, Columbus resident Kovacs won silver. Just like in Rio, it was a one-two podium finish for the Americans. Kovacs finished behind Ryan Crouser, who tossed 76 feet, 5½ inches to break his 2016 Olympic record of 73 feet, 10¾ inches.
Ilse Paulis, rowing
Paulis is a former Buckeye who won bronze in Rio. She had a new partner in Tokyo, because her previous one had retired, but achieved the same result. The Dutch pair of Paulis and Marieke Keijser finished with a time of 6:48.03 in lightweight double sculls, just half a second off from the pace set by the Italian gold medalists.
Nichelle Prince, soccer
Prince and the Canadian women's soccer team won gold by beating Sweden in penalty kicks. The former Buckeye started every game, including the gold-medal match. It was Canada's first ever victory at a major international tournament.
Kyle Snyder, wrestling
Snyder can add a silver medal to his already loaded trophy shelf. The three-time NCAA champion as a Buckeye breezed through early competition, but then fell in the 97kg freestyle final to Russian rival Abdulrashid Sadulaev, 6-3.