2016 Rio Olympics results: USA takes home one gold, four silver medals on Day 1 – CBS sports.com (blog)

The first full day of competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics was a good one for the U.S. — the Americans won five medals total, tying Japan and China for the most so far.

Hungary and Australia were the only countries to win two gold medals on the opening day.

Day 1 Medal Count


AUS
2 0 1 3

HUN
2 0 0 2

USA
1 4 0 5

KOR
1 1 0 2

JPN
1 0 4 5

ARG
1 0 0 1

BEL
1 0 0 1

RUS
1 0 0 1

THA
1 0 0 1

VIE
1 0 0 1

CHN
0 2 3 5

ITA
0 1 1 2

KAZ
0 1 1 2

BRA
0 1 0 1

DEN
0 1 0 1

INA
0 1 0 1

CAN
0 0 1 1

ESP
0 0 1 1

POL
0 0 1 1

UZB
0 0 1 1

Day 1 U.S. medals

Virginia Thrasher won the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics.
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Gold

  • Virginia Thrasher, Women’s 10m air rifle

Silver

  • Chase Kalisz, Men’s 400m individual medley
  • Maya Dirado, Women’s 400m individual medley
  • Women’s 4x100m freestyle (swimming)
  • Men’s team final (archery)

Highlights

USA takes first medal: Virginia Thrasher took home the first gold medal of the Rio Olympics by winning the 10m air rifle. Thrasher is just 19 years old.

Record-setters: Two world records were broken in the pool — Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu smashed the previous record in the 400m individual medley, while the Australian women’s 4x100m freestyle relay team also set a new mark. Her husband is also quite supportive.

One Williams sister left: Venus Williams was upset by Belgian Kirsten Flipkens, so Serena is the only Williams left in the singles tournament. Venus can still win doubles with her sister — they begin play together on Sunday.

Business as usual: The U.S. basketball team easily defeated China in their opening game, 119-62. Kevin Durant led the team with 25 points.

Marching toward gold: The U.S. women’s soccer team defeated a tough France team, 1-0, as Carli Lloys scored the game’s lone goal.

For more information, head to our Olympics home page.

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