2012 London Olympics: Day 1 Medal Count

The 2012 London Olympics day one is now in the books and there was some major upsets around the competitions.

The United States archery team was the big surprise early today as they upset defending gold medal winners South Korea to advance to face Italy in the finals. Although they lost to Italy on the final shot they still won the first medal in archery since 1996 and the first overall medal for the US in these Olympic games. Although archery is not the most exciting sport to watch in the world, today was an exception as there was plenty of drama in both the semis and final match.

Most notable news from day one was Michael Phelps not even earning a medal in the 400 meter individual medley. In what’s billed as “the rivalry” of the 2012 games Ryan Lochte easily won round one cruising to the gold and securing the first gold medal for the US in these games. Lochte has been long considered the best swimmer in the world for some time but Phelps is still the most decorated swimmer in Olympic history and commands that respect. Still, to see him struggle to barely even make the finals and then not make the podium is a worrisome sight for the veteran swimmer.

China has taken the early medal count lead but the US is a close second. Here is the medal count after day one of the XXX Olympiad.

NATION  GOLD  SILVER  BRONZE

TOTAL

China

4

0

2

6

Italy

2

2

1

5

United States

1

2

2

5

South Korea

1

1

1

3

Brazil

1

1

1

3

Japan

0

2

1

3

Russia

1

0

0

1

Kazakhstan

1

0

0

1

Australia

1

0

0

1

Netherlands

0

1

0

1

Colombia

0

1

0

1

Poland

0

1

0

1

Romania

0

1

0

1

Belgium

0

0

1

1

North Korea

0

0

1

1

Serbia

0

0

1

1

Hungary

0

0

1

1

Uzbekistan

0

0

1

1

Norway

0

0

1

1


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