These Olympics were billed as the first gender-balanced Games, with 49% of the 11,656 athletes here being female.  And the women delivered. Here is a list of African women who won medals at the Tokyo Olympics 2020:

Feryal Abdelaziz, Egypt, Gold, Karate Women’s Kumite +61kg

Feryal Abdelaziz

Peruth Chemutai, Uganda, Gold (first Ugandan woman to win an Olympic gold medal in any sport), Women’s 3,000m Steeplechase

African women who won medals at the Tokyo Olympics 2020 | Peruth Chemutai

Peres Jepchirchir, Kenya, Gold, Athletics Women’s Marathon

African women medal winners | Peres Jepchirchir

Faith Chepng’etich Kipyegon, Kenya, Gold, Athletic Women’s 1500m

Faith Chepng’etich Kipyegon

Tatjana Schoenmaker, South Africa, Gold, Women’s 200m Breaststroke and Silver in Women’s 100m Breaststroke

Tatjana Schoenmaker

Bianca Buitendag, South Africa, Silver, Surfing

Bianca Buitendag

Brigid Kosgei, Kenya, Silver, Athletics Women’s Marathon

Brigid Kosgei

Christine Mboma, Namibia, Silver, Athletics Women’s 200m

Christine Mboma

Hellen Obiri, Kenya, Silver, Athletics Women’s 5,000m

Hellen Obiri

Blessing Oborududu, Nigeria, Silver, Wrestling Women’s Freestyle 68kg

Blessing Oborududu

Ese Brume, Nigeria, Bronze, Athletics Women’s Long Jump

Ese Brume

Ruth Gbagbi, Cote’d Ivoire, Bronze, Taekwando Women -67kg

Ruth Gbagbi

Letesenbet Gidey, Ethiopia, Bronze, Athletics Women’s 10,000m

Letesenbet Gidey

Hyvin Kiyeng, Kenya, Bronze, Athletics Women’s 3000m Steeplechase

Hyvin Kiyeng

Giana Lotfy, Egypt, Bronze, Karate Women’s Kumite -61kg

Giana Lotfy

Hedaya Malak, Egypt, Bronze Taekwando Women -67kg

Hedaya Malak

Gudaf Tsegay, Ethiopia, Bronze, Athletics Women’s 5000m

Gudaf Tsegay

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