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Medal-laden weekend but NZ pipped on population medal table

Medal-laden weekend but NZ being pipped on population medal table

28 July 2014

New Zealand's athletes scooped 18 medals across the weekend competition in Glasgow, but one solitary silver from the Isle of Man means it's top of Statistics New Zealand’s population-based medal table.

The New Zealanders' performances have the country sitting at fifth on the basis of medals won per million of population, and third on gold medals.

That compares with sixth on the more traditional basic count of gold, silver, and bronze, which is led by Australia.

Statistics NZ is calculating gold and overall medals during the Commonwealth Games to produce tables based on medals per million of population.

"What the weekend's results show is that a small country can make a big splash on our table with just one medal. The Isle of Man only has about 8,500 people, so because of their one silver, they're effectively winning twice as many medals per head of population as the next country on the table," population statistics manager Vina Cullum said.

"A country like India, with well over a billion people, can do quite well on a traditional medal table, but it'll be impossible for them to catch the Isle of Man on our population-based table."

The full table plus a table showing rankings based on the number of gold medals won is available on the Statistics NZ website. The tables will be updated daily during the Games.


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