Olympic Medal Count: China Leads London 2012 After Day 1

By on Jul 29, 2012 in Sports Comments
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China emerged on top of the 2012 London Olympics medal count after day one on Saturday, July 28, 2012, according to a London 2012 website tally. The Asian powerhouse won four golds and two bronzes for a first day total of six medals.

The gold medals of China came from Yi Siling (women’s 10-meter air rifle shooting), Sun Yang (400 meters freestyle), Mingjuan Wang (weightlifting) and Shiwen Ye (Women’s 400m Individual Medley).

In second place of the Olympic medal count is Italy with two golds, two silvers and one bronze. The United States (US), who got their first gold medal in swimming has five medals (1 gold, 2 silvers, 2 bronzes).

Italy‘s archery team of Michele Frangilli, Marco Galiazzo and Mauro Nespoli beat the US team by a point, for their first gold medal. Elisa di Francisca delivered their second gold medal by winning the Women’s Individual Foil event.

Ryan Lochte swims to victory in the 400 IM, to give the Americans their first gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics. Swimming favorite Michael Phelps however, failed to win any medal in day one of the XXX Olympiad.

Below is the complete 2012 London Olympics medal count as of this writing.

Olympic Medal count at London 2012 – Day 1
Image Credit: London 2012 website

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