Breaking News: Monday afternoon Olympics Medals Update
3 days since the opening ceremony, it’s time to do a medals count. China leads the Olympics medal table with 6 gold medals, followed by Team USA with 3 gold medals.
Yi Siling of China won the 10-meter air rifle on Saturday, giving China the first gold medal of the 2012 London Summer Olympics. “I feel like I had a lot of luck,” Yi said. China has won another gold medal in shooting, 2 in swimming, 1 in weightlifting and 1 in diving. They won their silver medals in shooting, swimming, weightlifting and archery. China has won a total of 12 medals and the USA has won a total of 11.
Team USA has thus far won 2 gold medals in swimming and one in shooting. They also won 3 silver medals in swimming, 1 in diving and 1 in archery. Italy is in third place with 8 total medals won. That includes 2 gold medals in fencing and archery, 4 silver medals (fencing and shooting) and 2 bronze medals (fencing and judo).
Korea is currently in 4th place with 5 medals won. The Korean team has won 2 golds (archery and shooting), 1 silver (swimming) and 2 bronze medals (archery and judo). Close behind is France with 4 medals won – 2 gold medals (swimming – one of which stunned Team USA and Michael Phelps), one silver (shooting) and one bronze (judo).
How is your favorite team doing? Will Team USA get to the top of the medals list?