The Olympics began with sports from badminton to weightlifting, from team sports like soccer to individual sports like fencing, and from indoor sports like gymnastics to outdoor sports like cycling. The women’s individual sabre (fencing) saw a rare sweep, with the U.S. winning all three medals.
Coming up on Day 2, Michael Phelps will begin his quest for a possible eight gold medals. The U.S. men’s basketball team will face China, while its soccer team faces the Netherlands. The women’s cycling road race goes on day 2 and the tennis tournament begins as well.
Olympic Medal Winners—Day 1
|Gold||Czech Republic||Katerina Emmons|
|Silver||Republic of Korea||Jin Jong-oh|
|Bronze||Democratic People's Republic of Korea||Kim Jong|
|Bronze||Chinese Taipei||Chen Wei-Ling|
|Cycling—Men's Road Race|
|Fencing—Women's Individual Sabre|
|Gold||Romania||Alina Alexandra Dumitru|
|Bronze||Argentina||Paula Belen Pareto|
|Gold||Republic of Korea||Choi Min-Ho|