It’s only day five of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, but the medal counts are already starting to stack up. Here are the current results and standings for some of the top sports at the Games:
Team USA is currently in the lead with 27 medals overall, including 10 gold.
China has 18 overall, with nine gold; Japan has 15 overall with four gold; South Korea has eight overall with four gold; and Hungary has six medals overall, four gold; Australia has nine overall with four gold; Russia has 13 overall with three gold; Italy has 10 overall with three gold.
Olympic Gymnastics Results
Medals were awarded yesterday, August 9th, for the team all-around gymnastics competition. Team USA – led by all-stars Aly Raisman, Simone Biles and Gabby Douglas – came in first with 184.8 points to win gold, followed by Russia (176.6 points) and China (176.0 points).
Watch Thursday, August 11th when Simone Biles and Aly Raisman duke it out to see who will be the gold medal champion of the individual all-around.
The men’s national team did not fare as well in the all-around competition on August 8th. Despite some standout performances, Team USA finished in 5th place with 268.5 points. Japan took gold, Russia took silver, and China took bronze. The American team has struggled overall with consistency in their performance and had a few slips and falls they couldn’t come back from.
Watch today at 3:00pm ET as 2012 Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura of Japan competes to become the first back-to-back Olympic all-around champion since 1972.
Olympic Swimming Results
This year’s Olympic competition has been fierce, but a few key players have emerged on the women’s teams: repeat gold medal performances from Team USA’s Katie Ledecky have been no surprise, but Hungarian Katinka Hosszú has become a key player, along with American breaststroker Lilly King, who has found herself in the spotlight because of her outspokenness about the Russian doping scandal.
On the first day of swimming competition, Australia stole the first gold medal in the 4x100m women’s freestyle relay with a world-record-breaking time of 3:30.65 seconds. The U.S. (whose team included Ledecky and Olympic veteran Dana Vollmer) got the silver medal while Canada took bronze. The next night, Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström took the gold medal and set a new world record in the 100m butterfly, giving the silver medal to Penny Oleksiak and the bronze to Vollmer.
In the 400m individual medley, Hosszú gave a world record performance (4:26.36s), winning gold and beating silver medalist Maya Dirado of Team USA by nearly 5 seconds (4:31.15s). Mireia Belmonte of Spain finished third. Later that night, in the 400m freestyle, Ledecky took gold – as expected — while teammate Leah Smith took bronze, upping the women’s team medal count to five – one gold, three silvers, and a bronze. Jazmin Carlin of Great Britain was awarded the silver medal.
August 8th was another big night for the American women, with newcomer Kathleen Baker who got the silver in the 100m backstroke, while Hosszú took the gold and Kylie Masse of Canada got the bronze. Perhaps the most tense of Monday night’s races was the 100m breaststroke final where 19-year-old Lilly King had the last laugh, beating Russia Yulia Efimova. Efimova took silver while Katie Meili from Team USA took the bronze.
Last night, August 9th, Ledecky won gold again easily, this time in the 200m freestyle. Sjöström took silver for Sweden, and Emma McKeon snagged the bronze for Australia. In the women’s last event for the night, the 200m individual medley, Hosszú won her third gold medal of the Rio Olympics, while Siobhan-Marie O’Connor of Great Britain took silver and Dirado took bronze.
With golden boy Michael Phelps back for his fifth Olympic games—after a brief retirement from swimming, no less—the 2016 Rio Olympics were bound to be special. As of August 10th, Phelps has already increased his career gold medal count from 18 to 21.
On day one, Japan’s Kosuke Hagino kicked off the swimming events with a speedy performance in the 400m individual medley, earning gold while Chase Kalisz of Team USA took silver and Daiya Seto, also of Japan, took bronze.
The next day, August 7th, 21-year-old Adam Peaty of Great Britain broke the world record time for the 100m breaststroke (57.13s) and beat South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh by over a second. American Cody Miller took the bronze. At the end of the night, Phelps won his 19th career gold medal with Team USA in the 4x100m relay. France took silver and Australia snuck in before Russia from the Bronze.
August 8th was another big day for the men of Team USA. Conor Dwyer got the bronze in the 200m freestyle final (China’s Sun Yang took gold and Chad le Clos of South Africa took silver). Next up, Ryan Murphy protected the Americans’ backstroke legacy in the 100m backstroke, winning gold and breaking an Olympic record. Xu Jiayu of China came in second, followed by David Plummer, also from the U.S.
Last night was a major night for the #PhelpsFace, with the king of swimming earning two more gold medals. He earned his 20th career gold medal in the 200m butterfly, where Masato Sakai of Japan took silver and Tamás Kenderesi of Hungary took bronze. Then, just minutes after Phelps won the 200m butterfly, the American men took gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay, followed by Great Britain with silver and Japan with the bronze.
Watch more record breaking performances in the pool tonight: tune in for the men’s 200m breaststroke final at 9:03pm ET, the women’s 200m butterfly final at 9:54 pm ET, the men’s 100m freestyle final at 10:03 pm ET, and the women’s 4x200m freestyle relay at 10:55 pm ET.
Olympic Diving Results
China has dominated in synchronized diving in Rio, with a gold medal in the women’s synchronized 3m springboard finals, the women’s synchronized 10m platform finals, and the men’s synchronized 10m platform finals.
In the women’s synchronized 3m springboard finals, Italy took silver and Australia took bronze;
in the women’s synchronized 10m platform finals, Malaysia came in 10 points behind China for silver, and Canada came in nearly 20 points behind China for bronze; in the men’s synchronized 10m platform finals, Steele Johnson and David Boudia of the U.S. took silver– with only 457.11 points to China’s 496.98– and Great Britain took bronze.
Today, Great Britain and the U.S. overpowered the Chinese men’s team in the synchronized 3m springboard, winning gold and silver with 454.32 and 450.21 points, respectively. China’s Kai Qin and Yuan Cao came in third with 443.70 points. Jack Laugher and Chris Mears competed for Great Britain and Michael Hixon and Sam Dorman won silver for Team USA.
Olympic Soccer Standings
Team USA has a reputation for being one of the best soccer teams of all time — male or female – and are the favorites to win gold in Rio. If they succeed, they’ll also make history, becoming the first female team to win the World Cup and Olympic gold back to back. Hope Solo and her teammates beat New Zealand and France easily (2-0 and 1-0), but tied Colombia 2-2 on Tuesday.
They will advance to the quarterfinals along with Sweden, China, Germany, Canada, France, Brazil and Australia. They are scheduled to play Sweden on Friday, August 12th at 12:00 pm ET.
All eyes will be on the Brazil men’s team in Rio, not just because they’re playing on home turf, but because the Olympic gold medal is the only title that has eluded them. Only Portugal and Honduras are set to advance to the quarterfinals, but Brazil will play Denmark tonight at 9:00 pm ET for their chance to advance in the tournament. Brazil has tied both Iraq and South Africa 0-0, so their fate is still in the balance. The U.S. is not competing in the men’s soccer competition in Rio.
Olympic Table Tennis Standings
China will win a gold medal no matter what: tonight at 8:30 pm ET, Ding Ning and Li Xiaoxia will face off to see who gets silver. The bronze medal match will be against North Korea and Japan today at 7:30 pm ET.
Tomorrow at 9:00 am and 10:00 am EST the men will face off in the semifinals to see who will be competing for gold and who will be fighting for bronze. Two Chinese players remain, Ma Long and Zhang Jike, along with Jun Mizutani of Japan and Vladimir Samsonov of Belarus.
Round one of team play begins on Friday, August 12th for women and Saturday, August 13th for men.
Olympic Tennis Standings
After a large number of top tennis players pulled out of the 2016 Rio Olympics, things have been a bit topsy-turvy in the tennis competition – there are currently no top seeded players remaining in the tournament. Serena and Venus Williams lost early on in the doubles bracket and Serena Williams, who has 22 career Grand Slam titles, was beaten out of the singles tournament by Elina Svitolina from Ukraine.
The men’s singles bronze medal match will take place Saturday, August 13th at 11:00 am ET, the women’s singles bronze medal match will take place that same day at 1:40 pm ET. The women’s singles gold medal match will follow, at 4:20 pm ET. The men’s singles gold medal match will be on Sunday at 11:00 am ET.
How to Live Stream the 2016 Rio Olympics:
NBCOlympics.com and the NBC Sports app will be live streaming coverage of the Games for pay TV subscribers via TV Everywhere. You can download the NBC Sports app to your Android TV, Apple TV, Xbox or Roku or use the iOS, Android or Windows Phone apps.
You can also live stream Olympic matches from NBC here.