Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The U.S. Picked Up Six New Medals and is Now Tied Overall with China!

The United States won six more medals at the London Olympics on Monday. We grabbed two gold and two silver in swimming, and one bronze in judo and synchronized diving. Here's a summary of our new medals:.

#1.)  17-year-old Missy Franklin won gold in the Women's 100-meter Backstroke.

#2 and #3.)  We won the gold AND silver medals in the Men's 100-meter Backstroke:  Matt Grevers won gold and Nick Thoman took silver.

#4.)  Rebecca Soni won silver in the Women's 100-meter Breaststroke.

#5.)  Marti Malloy won a bronze in Women's Judo, 125-pound weight class.

#6.)  David Boudia and Nick McCrory won the bronze in Men's Synchronized Diving, 10-meter platform.  (--That's more than 30 feet high.)

That pulls us into a tie with CHINA in the overall medal count but the Chinese still have the edge with nine gold medals to our five. Here are the medal standings:

#1.)  China with 17 medals - 9 gold, 5 silver, and 3 bronze.

#2.)  The United States with 17 medals - 5 gold, 7 silver, and 5 bronze.

#3.)  Japan with 11 medals - 1 gold, 4 silver, and 6 bronze.

#4.)  Italy with 8 medals - 2 gold, 4 silver, and 2 bronze.

#5.)  France with 7 medals - 3 gold, 1 silver, and 3 bronze.

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