new team was also the German national team, playing together for the first time since unification of the country The first time Namibian athletes went to the games.
Despite the loss of Baltic athletes, the United team of the former USSR was able to take first place in the unofficial medal standings. Swimmers and gymnasts performed especially successfully. In team sports, gold was brought by the women’s basketball team.
The U.S. finished second by a significant margin in the number of gold medals. The high level of skill has traditionally been shown by American runners and tennis players. The
third was the national team of the united Germany, as it was able to send to the games the best athletes of the GDR and Germany – very strong sports-wise countries. The fourth was China, which was a great result for this country at the time. The dignified performance of Chinese athletes showed that the country is paying increasing attention to the sport. The final results of this policy came to prominence in the Olympics of the 2000s, when China became one of the universally recognized leaders in summer sports.