It's Day 1 of London Olympic Games 2012 and the medal count filing up quickly, yet USA fails to produce a medal of the 21 being awarded. Team USA clings on the swimming team to bail them out of their first gold or at least bronze to join them in the medal count table. Check this page for USA swimming live results to know if and will bring home the bacon.
Michael Phelps barely makes 400 IM final Saturday morning in qualifying for the eighth and final spot in tonight's final of the 400 individual medley, while Ryan Lochte finished 3rd spot. "A final spot is a final spot," Phelps said as qouted via USA Today. "The only thing that matters is getting a spot in. You can't win a gold medal from the morning."
Japan's Kosuke Hagino finished first overall in 4:10.01, in a national record, while other qualifiers areof Brazil, South Africa's Chad le Clos, Thomas Fraser-Holmes of Australia, Luca Marin of Italy and Yuya Horihata of Japan.
USA women's swimming teammates Elizabeth Beisel and Caitlin Leverenz qualified for first and final spot in women's 400 IM as well. While USA place second behind Australia in women's 4×100 freestyle relay going into the finals tonight. Team USA is expected to some medals tonight in three swimming finals event.(Men's 400 IM, Women's 400 IM and Women's 4x100 freestyle relay)
Medals are awarded to Olympic shooting, archery, Judo and Cycling. China's Yi Siling wins the first gold of the London 2012 Olympics in women's 10m air rifle shooting while Sarah Menezes of Brazil has won gold in the women's judo under-48kg.
Ryan Lochte notched the United States' first gold in Men's 400m IM at the 2012 London Games as rival Micheal Phelps ended in disappointing 4th place just 34-hundreds of a second for bronze. Brazil's Thiago Pereira (4:08.86) earned silver wbile Japan's Kosuke Hagino (4:08.94) edged Phelps for the bronze medal.
Shiwen Ye of China wins gold and Elizabeth Beisel of the United States snatched silver while Bronze still Xuanxu Li of China for the women's 400m Individual Medley.
Silver medallist Tae-Hwan Park of Republic of Korea, gold medallist Sun Yang of China and bronze medallist Peter Vanderkaay of USA celebrate during the Victory Ceremony for the men's 400m Freestyle on Day 1.