True, but also they benefited from being able to add on sports: baseball/softball, skateboarding, karate, sports climbing, and surfing.
They won gold in Baseball, Softball, three in skateboarding (who knew?), and one in karate. 14 of their medals came in these new added sports. And as expected, lots of medals in Judo. I'm a little surprised that they were so successful in Wrestling as well.
I guess it's the hometown bump. Maybe not as much as expected due to the lack of fans. But still some nonetheless.
Would be interested to know if the Japanese kids were allowed to pract