Saturday marked the first day of the 2012 London Olympics with a full slate of competitions, and it didn't disappoint. China jumped out to an early lead in the medal count, which is listed below.
Olympic Medal Count
1. China: 4 gold, 0 silver, 2 bronze (6 total)
2. Italy: 2 gold, 2 silver, 1 bronze (5 total)
3. United States: 1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze (5 total)
(T) 4. Brazil: 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze (3 total)
(T) 4. South Korea: 1 gold, 1 silver, 1 bronze (3 total)
The United States received its only gold medal courtesy of Ryan Lochte, who was the winner of the men's 400 meter individual medley. The bigger news, however, was Michael Phelps and his fourth place finish in the same event. 19 year old Boston native Elizabeth Beisel won the silver medal in the 400 meter individual medley but entered the race as the favorite.
The U.S. placed in two other swimming competitions and finished with a silver in archery.