U.S. Gets No Medals On Day 1 Of Summer Olympics For First Time Since 1972
The U.S. failed to medal in any events on the first day of Olympic competition, the first time that has happened in the Summer Games since 1972, while China came away with three golds and host country Japan took a gold and a silver.
from the Associated Press.The first gold medal of the Games was won in air rifle by Qian Yang of China; American Mary Tucker had been a favorite to win but finished in sixth place.At the end of the first day, China led the medals count with three golds and one bronze, followed by South Korea’s two bronzes and one gold.
Key Backgroundthe U.S. to take home the most gold medals by the end of the Games on Aug. 8—with an average of just under a 90% chance of winning—and China the second most likely. Read more: Forbes »
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