Day 5 of the Olympic games brought us a new fastest swimmer in the world, as Nathan Adrian of the United States beat the favorite, James Magnussen of Australia by 0.01 seconds; the best Gymnast in the world winning his first Olympic gold medal, Kohei Uchimura; The host nation won its first and second gold medals, as Bradley Wiggins won the men’s road time trial.

Canoeing – Men’s Slalom K-1

Italian Daniele Molmenti, the world champion from 2010 in this event, won his first Olympic medal with a time of 93.43 to give him gold. Vavřinec Hradilek of the Czech Republic took silver, Hannes Aigner of Germany took bronze.

Cycling

Women’s road time trial – The gold medalist from Beijing in this event, American Kristin Armstrong, repeated her achievement with a time of 37:34.82 over 29 kilometers. Judith Arndt of Germany finished 16 second behind to take silver, Olga Zabelinskaya of Russia took bronze, here second bronze in London after finishing third in the road race as well.

Men’s road time trial – Gold to the man who won the Tour de France, and Great Britain rejoice with two medals in the 44 kilometers time trial. Bradley Wiggins was far ahead of everyone with 50:39.54. Tony Martin of Germany took silver, 42 seconds slower than Wiggins, while Chris Froome of GB took bronze.

Diving – Men’s Synchronized 3 meters springboard

No surprise, with a gold for the Chinese duo of Luo Yutong and Qin Kai, followed by Russia with silver and the United States with bronze.

Fencing

Men’s Epee – A big surprise as Ruben Limardo won Venezuela’s their second ever gold medal, beating another surprise finalist, Bartosz Piasecki of Norway who took silver. Jung Jin-Sun of South Korea took bronze.

Women’s Sabre – Kim Ji-Yeon of South Korea won the gold medal, beating Sofiya Velikaya of Russia, taking silver. Olha Kharlan of Ukraine took the bronze medal.

Gymnastics – Men’s artistic individual all-around

A day of many falls but the favorite, Kohei Uchimura, the all-around champion three times in a row and silver medalist from Beijing came up with gold, followed by Marcel Nguyen of Germany with silver and Danell Leyva of the United States with bronze.

Judo

Men’s 90 kilograms – A lot of surprising names among the medalists; Song Dae-Nam of South Korea took gold, beating Asley Gonzales of Cuba in the final, with the Cuban taking silver. World champion Ilias Iliadis, the Greek gold medalist from Athens took bronze, and so did Masashi Nishiyama of Japan.

Women’s 70 kilograms – The silver medalist from Beijing and current world champion, Lucie Decosse, didn’t disappoint, winning the gold medal, followed by Kerstin Thiele of Germany with silver; Yuri Alvear from Colombia and Edith Bosch of the Netherlands with bronze, her third Olympic medal.

 Rowing

Men’s eight – Germany took gold, followed by Canada with silver and Great Britain with bronze.

Women’s Coxless pairs – The British duo of Helen Glover and Heather Stanning came up with gold, followed by the Australian duo with silver and New Zealand with bronze.

Women’s quadruple sculls – Ukraine took gold, well ahead of Germany with silver and the United States with bronze.

Shooting – Women’s 25 meters pistol

Kim Jang-Mi of South Korea took gold with a score of 792.4 (including the qualifiers), followed by the gold medalist from Beijing (silver this time), Chen Ying of China; Olena Kostevych of Ukraine took bronze.

Swimming

Men’s 200 meters breastsroke – World champion and silver medalist from Athens (when he was 15!!!) Daniel Gyurta of Hungary took gold, while setting a new world record (2:07.28), narrowly beating Britain’s Michael Jamieson who took silver. Ryo Tateishi of Japan took bronze, leaving Kosuke Kitajima out of the medal finish and medal-less in London.

Women’s 200 meters butterfly – World champion Jiao Liuyang of China set a new Olympic record (2:04.06) and took the gold while Mireia Belmonte Garcia of Spain took silver; Natsumi Hoshi of Japan took the bronze.

Men’s 100 meters freestyle – Nathan Adrian stunned the world Champion James Magnussen, taking gold, winning by 0.01 seconds, which is pretty much 2 centimeters, or a straight elbow compared to a bent one. Brent Hayden of Canada took the bronze medal, his first Olympic medal at the age of 28.

Women’s 4×200 meters freestyle relay – The United States waited for Allison Schmitt to come with the big finish and win the gold with a new Olympic record, 7:42.92, in what was a two horse race for 600 meters between the winners and Australia who took silver. France took bronze.

Table Tennis – Women’s singles

Li Xiaoxia won the all-Chinese final and took home the gold, beating Ding Ning, the world champion from 2011. Feng Tianwei of Singapore took bronze.

Weightlifting

Women’s 69 kilograms – Rim Jong-Sim of North Korea took the gold, followed by Roxana Cocs of Romania with silver and Maryna Shkermankova from Belarus with bronze.

Men’s 77 kilograms – Lu Xiaojun of China added another gold medal to his nation with a gold medal, followed by another Chinese lifter, Lu Haojie. Ivan Cambar of Cuba took bronze.

Medal Table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 China (CHN)179430
2 United States (USA)128929
3 South Korea (KOR)62412
4 France (FRA)53513
5 North Korea (PRK)4015
6 Germany (GER)38213
7 Italy (ITA)3429
8 Kazakhstan (KAZ)3003
9 Japan (JPN)241117
10 Russia (RUS)24511
11 Great Britain (GBR)2349
12 Hungary (HUN)2114
13 Ukraine (UKR)2046
14 South Africa (RSA)2002
15 Australia (AUS)1629
16 Romania (ROU)1326
17 Brazil (BRA)1113
 Netherlands (NED)1113
19 Georgia (GEO)1001
 Lithuania (LTU)1001
 Slovenia (SLO)1001
 Venezuela (VEN)1001
23 Colombia (COL)0213
 Cuba (CUB)0213
25 Mexico (MEX)0202
26 Canada (CAN)0156
27 Indonesia (INA)0112
 Norway (NOR)0112
29 Czech Republic (CZE)0101
 Denmark (DEN)0101
 Egypt (EGY)0101
 Spain (ESP)0101
 Poland (POL)0101
 Sweden (SWE)0101
 Thailand (THA)0101
 Chinese Taipei (TPE)0101
37 New Zealand (NZL)0022
 Slovakia (SVK)0022
39 Azerbaijan (AZE)0011
 Belgium (BEL)0011
 Belarus (BLR)0011
 Greece (GRE)0011
 India (IND)0011
 Moldova (MDA)0011
 Mongolia (MGL)0011
 Qatar (QAT)0011
 Singapore (SIN)0011
 Serbia (SRB)0011
 Uzbekistan (UZB)0011
Total737482229