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 2 Medal Count

Day 2 U.S. medals

Simone Biles and the U.S. team dominated on Sunday.


  • Alexander Massialas, Men’s individual foil (fencing)


  • Corey Cogdell, Women’s Trap
  • Dana Vollmer, Women’s 100m butterfly (swimming)


Women’s gymnastics dominates: Looking nearly unstoppable, the U.S. women’s gymnastics team nearly swept the qualifying events. Simone Biles and Aly Raisman qualified for the individual all-around competition.

Vollmer takes bronze: Dana Vollmer was no match for Sweden’s Sarah Sjostrom, who set the world record, but she took third place in the 100m butterfly.

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