Not many medals were doled out today, but perhaps the biggest one of the Olympics so far happened today. James Kirani from tiny little Grenada took the gold medal in the men's 400-meter, and in doing so brought to his countries sandy beaches their first medal EVER!
The U.S. kept pace with China as each country added three medals. The U.S. added one medal of each color. Matt Emmons kept a high qualifying score to offset his somewhat disappointing final score for a total of 1271.3, good for a bronze in the 50-meter Air Rifle Three Positions. Michael Tinsley took home silver in the men's 400-meter hurdles. Jenn Suhr took home the women's pole vault.
Here are the top five countries so far:
1. China - 64 (31 gold, 19 silver, 14 bronze)
2. United States - 63 (29, 15, 19)
3. Russia - 41 (7, 17, 17)
4. Great Britain - 40 (18, 11, 11)
5. Japan - 29 (2, 12, 15)
Check out SI.com's Medal Tracker for a look at every country's medal standing thus far.
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