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London 2012 Olympics Medal Count: U.S. Wins Five Medals On The Games Opening Day

The 2012 London Olympics officially began on Saturday, and after a full day of competition, the United States are currently in third place in the medal count after the first day.

The U.S. has a total of five medals (one gold, two silver and two bronze) in two events: swimming and archery.

In swimming, Ryan Lochte took home the gold in the men's 400-meter individual medley, Elizabeth Beisel won silver in the women's 400-meter individual medley, Peter Vanderkaay snagged the bronze in the men's 400-meter freestyle, and the women's 4x100m freestyle team of Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy, Lia Neal and Allison Schmitt captured the bronze.

The men's archery team of Jacob Wukie, Brady Ellison and Jake Kaminski earned a silver medal after losing a closely-contested match with Italy that came down to the final shot.

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