2012 London Olympics Medal Count: Team USA Wins Gold Twice On Monday

The United States earned five medals on Monday, including two gold medals in swimming events. Four of those five medals came in the water, and the fifth came above the water in a diving competition. Team USA now has 17 medals, which ties them with China for the overall lead at the 2012 Olympic games.

Missy Franklin did not disappoint in the women's 100m backstroke. Favored to win the gold, she did just that. It was her first taste of Olympic gold, and she competes in another four events as the games continue. Rebecca Soni won the silver medal in the women's 100m breaststroke.

Matt Grevers won the other gold medal on Monday for the Americans. He cruised to a win in the men's 100m backstroke. Teammate Nick Thorman finished with a silver medal in the same event.

In diving, the team of David Boudia and Nicholas McCrory won the bronze medal in the men's synchronized 10m platform event. It was the first medal ever in synchronized diving for Team USA.

For a complete medal count, check out the video below.

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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