Historic record at Summer Olympics
A record percentage of the athletes competing at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan will be women. Female athletes will make up 48.8% of the total field of Olympians. According to Togethxr, this is a historic record for the Summer Olympics.
Male athletes made up 55% and female athletes –45% of the overall participants in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The 2012 Olympic Games in London, UK showed a similar result – 44.2% women to 55.8% men.