China leads, Lochte takes gold at Olympics
LONDON (AP) China sat atop the medals table when Day 2 of competition got under way at the London Olympics.
The Chinese collected four gold and two bronze medals on Saturday.
Italy is right behind with five medals, two gold, two silver and a bronze, while the U.S. is third, with one gold, two silver and a bronze.
- Ryan Lochte gave the U.S. its first gold of the London Olympics. The American star smoked the field Saturday night, winning the 400-meter individual medley by more than three seconds. Countryman Michael Phelps finished fourth. He's still hunting his 17th career medal in Olympic competition. Lochte was back in the pool this morning, finishing second in his 200-meter freestytle heat.
- Italy won the gold medal in men's team archery at the Olympics. They beat the runner-up U.S. by one point on the final shot.
- The U.S. women's basketball team opened with a sloppy 81-56 victory over Croatia. The U.S. struggled for the first three quarters before winning its 34th consecutive Olympic contest.
- The U.S. women's soccer team made it two wins in two games with a 3-0 win over Colombia in Glasgow, Scotland. Megan Rapinoe, Abby Wambach and Carli Lloyd had ther goals.
- The United States held off late-charging South Korea 3-1 in their opening match in women's volleyball at the London Olympics. The Americans won the silver medal four years ago in Beijing and are currently ranked No. 1 in the world.