2016 Rio Olympics: Medal Count Standings Through 1st Full Day Of Events

It is the first full day of competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics, and things got started with a huge bang for the United States. The very first medal of these Olympic Games was won by a teenager named Virginia “Ginny” Thrasher, who took the gold in the women’s 10m air rifle event while China won silver and bronze. Seven sports had grand opportunities on August 6, and here are the medal standings through the first full day of events.

As reported by The Washington Post, Thrasher was the 45th-best junior air rifle shooter in the United States on Saturday morning. She is the NCAA national champion and started out the Olympics in a huge way with a bull’s-eye and perfect score of 10.9

When all was said and done, Thrasher was able to outlast 34-year-old Li Du of China who won gold medals in both 2004 and 2008. Thrasher ended up winning by a full point and shocked the world as the first gold of the Rio Olympics landed with the USA.

There are 205 countries that have thousands of athletes participating in the 2016 Olympics, and it is possible for just about every single one to go home with a medal. The chances of that happening are quite slim, but it’s possible.

Australia was able to secure its first medal of the 2016 Rio Olympics by taking an archery match over China as reported by NBC Olympics.

A number of big events started on Saturday including the preliminary rounds for men’s basketball, as well as continuing the soccer tournament. In the late afternoon, the United States grabbed its second medal when they scored a silver in Men’s Team Archery.

In that final match for Men’s Team Archery, South Korea ended up taking the gold medal, which was their first medal of these games. As reported by The Guardian, the South Korean team was simply too strong as they won by a staggering 6-0 margin.

The following list has the countries and the medals they have won as far as Gold, Silver, and Bronze in the 2016 Rio Olympics. The order is going by the total medal count and not which country has the most gold, silver, or bronze medals individually.

Country: Gold – Silver – Bronze – Total

1(t). United States: 1 – 4 – 0 – 5

1(t). China: 0 – 2 – 3 – 5

1(t). Japan: 1 – 0 – 4 – 5

4. Australia: 2 – 0 – 1 – 3

5(t). Hungary: 2 – 0 – 0 – 2

5(t). Kazakhstan: 0 – 1 – 1 – 2

5(t). South Korea: 1 – 1 – 0 – 2

5(t). Italy: 0 – 1 – 1 – 2

9(t). Belgium: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1

9(t). Thailand: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1

9(t). Argentina: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1

9(t). Vietnam: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1

9(t). Russia: 1 – 0 – 0 – 1

9(t). Brazil: 0 – 1 – 0 – 1

9(t). Indonesia: 0 – 1 – 0 – 1

9(t). Denmark: 0 – 1 – 0 – 1

9(t). Poland: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1

9(t). Uzbekistan: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1

9(t). Canada: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1

9(t). Spain: 0 – 0 – 1 – 1

t = tie

Final Update at 11:20 p.m. ET

Update #3 at 8:40 p.m. ET

Update #2 at 6:30 p.m. ET

Update #1 at 5:10 p.m. ET

In all, there are 205 countries competing in these Olympics so if a country isn’t listed, they haven’t won any medals at all yet.

There are still a few medal events going on and to come at the time of this writing. As of now (5 p.m. ET), there are women’s individual fencing events going on for both bronze and gold medal matches.

At 6 p.m. ET, there will be a medal event for the women’s weightlifting event in the 48kg group A class. Later this evening beginning at 9 p.m. ET, swimming medal events will take place in a number of races and classifications.

As those events conclude, this list above will be updated to show the full medal results for day one of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

2016 rio olympics full medal count standings
The first full day of medal events at the 2016 Rio Olympics and things have gotten off to a fast start for the United States. There are a lot more opportunities for medals throughout the rest of these games, and they will continue all the way through the final day of competition. Ginny Thrasher has plenty to be proud of, and now, it’s time to move on to day two and see who can take the lead in the medals race.

[Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images]