The Per Capita Champions Of Rio
The United States won the most medals at the Rio Olympics by a considerable distance but the story is much different when medal hauls are adjusted to take GDP and population into account. When it comes to gold medals per population, the Bahamas is on top, with one winner from its population of just under 400,000. Jamaica won six gold medals in Rio from its population of 2.73 million people, equating to a population per gold medal of 454,323. Croatia rounds off Rio’s top three «per capita champions», with a population of 844,880 per gold.
This chart shows the number of gold medals per capita at the Rio Olympics.