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2012 Olympics Medal Count: United States Takes Home Five Medals On Opening Day

The first day of the 2012 London Olympics is in the books and after a full day of competition, the United States amassed five medals on the day: one gold, two silver and two bronze.

The medals were won in two events, swimming and archery.

In the pool, Ryan Lochte earned the United States their first gold medal in the men's 400-meter individual medley, Elizabeth Beisel won silver in the women's 400-meter individual medley, Peter Vanderkaay won bronze in the men's 400-meter freestyle and the team consisting of Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy, Lia Neal and Allison Schmitt won bronze in the women's 4x100m freestyle.

The archery team of Jacob Wukie, Jake Kaminski and Brady Ellison won the U.S. their first Olympic medal of the 2012 games after they took home the silver in a closely contested final with Italy that came down to the final shot.

Stick with this StoryStream for all your news and updates on the Florida athletes in the 2012 Olympic Games. 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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