2012 London Olympics, Medal Count: United States Earns Five Medals On First Full Day Of Competition

The first full day of competition is officially in the books at the 2012 London Olympics, with Saturday seeing the United States capture five total medals in two events, archery and swimming. China tops the medal count, with six total medals (four golds), and Italy is tied with the U.S. with five total medals.

Ryan Lochte captured the first gold medal for the United States in these Summer Games, winning the Men's 400M IM event, a contest in which Michael Phelps finished fourth and off the podium for the first time since the Baltimore native was 15 years old.

Medal Count, Top 6 Nations:

China: 6 total (4 gold, 0 silver, 2 bronze)
Italy: 5 total (2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)
United States: 5 total (1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze)
Brazil: 3 total (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
South Korea: 3 total (1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze)
Japan: 3 total (0 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze)

United States medals earned on Saturday (5):

Archery (1)

1 silver, Men's Team, Jacob Wukie, Brady Ellison, Jake Kaminski

Swimming (4)

1 gold, Ryan Lochte, Men's 400M IM
1 silver, Elizabeth Beisel, Women's 400M IM
1 bronze, Peter Vanderkaay, Men's 400M Freestyle
1 bronze, Women's 4 x 100M Freestyle, Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy, Lia Neal, Allison Schmitt, Amanda Weir, Natalie Coughlin

Medals were awarded in the following events:

Road Cycling, Men's Road Race
Shooting, Women's 10m Air Rifle
Shooting, Men's 10m Air Pistol
Judo, Women's 48kg
Judo, Men's 60kg
Archery, Men's Team
Fencing, Women's Individual Foil
Swimming, Men's 400m Individual Medley
Swimming, Men's 400m Freestyle
Swimming, Women's 400m Individual Medley
Swimming, Women's 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay

Viewers with a cable, satellite, or telco subscription can also view all of Sunday's events live online by going here.

For more on the Olympics, head over to SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub.

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