2016 Olympics: Day 2 Gold Medals & Medal Table

Michael Phelps, Nathan Adrian

Day 2 of the Olympic Games went very well for China with three gold medals overall, while the United States swimming team did a fantastic job, with Katie Ledecky winning the gold medal in the women’s 400 meters freestyle while setting a new world record, and Michael Phelps added another gold medal to his collection, along with Nathan Adrian, Ryan Held and Caeleb Dressel winning the men’s 4×100 meters freestyle relay.

Archery, Women’s Team: As always, gold in this event goes to South Korea, with the trio of Chang Hye-jin, Choi Mi-sun and Ki Bo-bae (third gold medal) winning with a score of 1998. Russia took silver, Taiwan took home the bronze.

Cycling, women’s individual road race: Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands won her first Olympic medal with a time of 3:51.27, followed by Emma Johansson of Sweden (silver) and Elisa Longo Borghini of Italy, taking bronze.

Wu Minxia, Shi Tingmao

Diving, women’s synchronized 3 meters springboard: The Chinese domination of this event continues, with Shi Tingmao winning her first Olympic gold, and Wu Minxia winning her fifth. They scored 345.60, well ahead of Italy for silver and Australia for bronze.

Fencing, men’s foil: Daniele Garozzo of Italy beat Alexander Massialas of the United States 15-11 in the final, and Timur Safin of Russia took home the bronze medal.

Judo, men’s 66 kilograms: Fabio Basile of Italy stunned An Baul of South Korea with an Ippon in the final to take gold, while Rishod Sobirov of Uzbekistan and Masashi Ebinuma of Japan took bronze.

Judo, women’s 52 kilograms: Majlinda Kelmendi of Kosovo won the nation’s first ever gold medal, beating Odette Giuffrida of Italy in the final. Misato Nakamura of Japan and Natalia Kuziutina of Russia took bronze.

Shooting, women’s 10 meters air pistol: Zhang Mengxue of China took gold, scoring 199.4 to set a new Olympic record. Vitalina Batsarashkina of Russia took silver, Anna Korakaki from Greece took bronze.

Shooting, women’s trap: Catherine Skinner of Australia, a world champion from 2013, took gold in this event, beating Natalie Rooney of New Zealand (silver) and Corey Cogdell of the United States (bronze).

Adam Peaty

Swimming, men’s 100 meters breaststroke: Adam Peaty broke his own world record, setting a time of 57.13 to win Great Britain’s first gold medal in the Olympics, beating the champion from four years ago, Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa, while Cody Miller of the United States finished with bronze.

Swimming, men’s 4×100 meters freestyle relay: A terrific turn by Michael Phelps and a super finish by Nathan Adrian helped the United States regain their dominance in this event, along with Caeleb Dressel and Ryan Held, posting a time of 3:09.92 to take gold. France took silver, Australia finished with bronze. For both Dressel and Held these were their first olympic medals. For Adrian it was his fourth gold and fifth overall, for Phelps it was number 19 in gold, 23 overall.

Katie Ledecky

Swimming, women’s 400 meters freestyle: Katie Ledecky blew away the competition again, finishing with a time of 3:56.46, another world record for her, winning her second Olympic gold medal. Jazmin Carlin of Great Britain took silver, Leah Smith of the United States took bronze.

Swimming, women’s 100 meters butterfly: A four-time world champion, Sarah Sjostrom finally won her first Olympic gold, while setting a new world record at 55.48, Sweden’s first gold of the Olympics. Penny Oleksiak of Canada, only 16, already has her second medal in Rio, taking silver. Dana Vollmer of the United States got bronze in a race she won four years ago.

Weightlifting, men’s 56 kilograms: Long Qingquan of China won his second olympic gold, 8 years after his first, setting a new world record with a score of 307. Om Yun-chol of North Korea, the winner from four years ago, got silver. Sinphet Kruaithong of Thailand took bronze.

Weightlifting, women’s 53 kilograms: Hsu Shu-ching of Taiwan took gold with a score of 212, Hidilyn Diaz of the Philippines took silver, Yoon Jin-hee of South Korea took bronze.

Medal Table

 Rank NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
1  United States (USA) 3 5 4 12
2  China (CHN) 3 2 3 8
3  Australia (AUS) 3 0 3 6
4  Italy (ITA) 2 3 2 7
5  South Korea (KOR) 2 2 1 5
6  Hungary (HUN) 2 0 0 2
7  Russia (RUS) 1 2 2 5
8  Great Britain (GBR) 1 1 0 2
 Sweden (SWE) 1 1 0 2
10  Japan (JPN) 1 0 6 7
11  Chinese Taipei (TPE) 1 0 1 2
 Thailand (THA) 1 0 1 2
13  Argentina (ARG) 1 0 0 1
 Belgium (BEL) 1 0 0 1
 Kosovo (KOS) 1 0 0 1
 Netherlands (NED) 1 0 0 1
 Vietnam (VIE) 1 0 0 1
18  Canada (CAN) 0 1 1 2
 Kazakhstan (KAZ) 0 1 1 2
20  Brazil (BRA)* 0 1 0 1
 Denmark (DEN) 0 1 0 1
 Indonesia (INA) 0 1 0 1
 New Zealand (NZL) 0 1 0 1
 North Korea (PRK) 0 1 0 1
 Philippines (PHI) 0 1 0 1
 South Africa (RSA) 0 1 0 1
 France (FRA) 0 1 0 1
27  Uzbekistan (UZB) 0 0 2 2
28  Greece (GRE) 0 0 1 1
 Poland (POL) 0 0 1 1
 Spain (ESP) 0 0 1 1
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