Olympic Update and Medal Count 01 Aug 12

Volleyball Today

(London) — The USA women’s volleyball team has won both of its matches so far at the London Olympics, including a 3-1 win over the defending Olympic champion Brazil squad earlier in the week. The U-S is back in action today, taking on China today at 2 p.m., Minnesota time. The Chinese team is ranked No. 3 in the world. Team USA is coached by University of Minnesota volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon, while former Golden Gopher star Lindsey Berg is the team’s captain.

 

U.S. Women’s Gymnastics Takes Home Team Gold

(London) — The U.S. women’s gymnastics squad won the gold medal in the team final yesterday. Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber (WEE-ber), Aly Raisman, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney helped the United States claim its first team gold in women’s gymnastics since 1996.

 

China, U.S. Share Lead Atop Medal Count

(London) — China and the U.S. lead the Olympic medal count heading into Day Five of competition. Each nation has 23 total medals while the Chinese hold 13 gold compared to Team USA’s nine. The United States has shown dominance in the pool, acquiring 16 of its 23 total medals in swimming. Japan has just one gold medal but sits in third overall with 13 medals while France is in fourth place with 11.