Olympic 2016 Medal Count: Updated Tally, List of Winners After Tuesday's Results

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistAugust 9, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09:  Mohsen Al Duhaylib of Saudi Arabia competes during the Men's 69kg Group B Weightlifting contest on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Riocentro - Pavilion 2 on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by Pool/Getty Images)
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France won the first medal of Tuesday's 2016 Summer Olympics action in Rio de Janeiro, beating Germany and Australia to the top spot in the equestrian team eventing competition.

Germany's Michael Jung took the gold in the individual competition, defending his title, while France's Denis Gargaud Chanut won the canoe single (C1) competition.

Medals will also be available in weightlifting, swimming and a host of other sports.

Here's a look at the latest medal standings:

    

Medal Winners

Equestrian

Team Eventing Results
GoldSilverBronze
FranceGermanyAustralia
BBC Sport
Individual Eventing Results
GoldSilverBronze
Michael Jung (GER)Nicolas Astier (FRA)Phillip Dutton (USA)
BBC Sport

Overnight leaders Australia couldn't keep hold of the top spot on Tuesday, as France and favourites Germany overtook the team in the eventing final.

Jung, the defending individual champion and favourite for the final, was the driving force behind the German team, while France's Astier Nicolas and Piaf de b'Neville played a big role in their nation's push for the gold with a faultless ride.

Great Britain's medal chances all but evaporated on Monday, as the team entered the eventing final in eighth place, and their fifth-placed finish marks the first time since 1996 the nation did not medal in the event.

In the individual final, Jung rode replacement horse Sam to a final score of 40.90, nearly seven points better than Astier. Horse Network was impressed:

Phillip Dutton of the USA battled his way to the bronze, while Astier, who played a key role in France's team win earlier on Tuesday, had to settle for silver.

  

Canoe

Men's Canoe Single (C1)
GoldSilverBronze
Denis Gargaud Chahut (FRA)Matej Benus (SLO)Takuya Haneda (JPN)
BBC Sport

Gargaud Chanut took the gold medal in the men's canoe single by almost a full second, finishing ahead of Slovenia's Matej Benus and Japan's Takuya Haneda.

The story of the day was undoubtedly David Florence, however, as the current world champion and silver medallist at the 2012 Games made two crucial errors and finished well outside the top 10.

Florence was widely seen as one of Britain's best chances for a gold medal, and fans and pundits alike were gutted. Sports writer Chris Goldsmith was one of them:

He'll have another chance in the C2 final, for which he and team-mate Richard Hounslow have already qualified.

  

Shooting

Women's 25-metres Pistol
GoldSilverBronze
Anna Korakaki (GRE)Monika Karsch (GER)Heidi Diethelm (SWI)
BBC Sport

Anna Korakaki of Greece beat Germany's Monika Karsch in the final of the women's 25-metres air pistol event, needing a seventh series to beat her veteran opponent. The 20-year-old missed a shot for gold but made up for it when Karsch missed in the final series, adding a gold medal to her tally. She had taken bronze in the 10-metres pistol event on Sunday.

Switzerland's Heidi Diethelm cruised to the bronze in the third-placed match, easily beating China's Zhang Jingjing.

Judo

Judo Results
Men's -81kgGoldSilverBronzeBronze
Khasan Khalmurzaev, RUSTravis Stevens, USASergiu Toma, UAETakanori Nagase, JPN
Women's -63kgGoldSilverBronzeBronze
Tina Trstenjak, SLOClarisse Agbegnenou, FRAYarden Gerbi, ISRAnicka van Emden, NED
BBC Sport

Tina Trstenjak of Slovenia and Russia's Khasan Khalmurzaev dominated the judo on Tuesday, winning the gold in the women's -63kg and men's -81 competitions, respectively.

Trstenjak had an almost flawless run to the final, where she met France's Clarisse Agbegnenou, one of the favourites for the gold. 

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 09:  Clarisse Agbegnenou of France (L) and Tina Trstenjak of Slovenia compete in the Women's -63kg gold medal bout on Day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Carioca Arena 2 on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Agbegnenou beat Japan's Miku Tashiro in the semi-finals in a thrilling matchup, and in the final, it seemed as if she had spent too much energy to deal with the quick Trstenjak.

In the men's competition, the quarter-final exit of Takanori Nagase, who entered the Olympics still unbeaten in 2016, threw the competition wide open. Travis Stevens had a golden opportunity to become the first American to win the gold in any men's division, but after a long battle with Khalmurzaev, he lost by ippon.

Weight Lifting

Women's 63kg
GoldSilverBronze
Deng Wei, CHNChoe Hyo Sim, PRKKarina Goricheva, KAZ
BBC Sport

China's Deng Wei broke no less than two world records on her way to the gold medal in the women's 63kg division, lifting 147kg to break the clean-and-jerk mark and setting a total mark of 262kg, one more than Chinese Taipei's Lin Tzu-chi lifted in 2014.

North Korea's Choe Hyo Sim was a distant second, taking silver, and Karina Goricheva of Kazakhstan took the bronze.

Men's 69kg
GoldSilverBronze
Shi Zhiyong (CHN)Daniyar Ismayilov (TUR)Izzat Artykov (KGZ)
Source: NBCOlympics.com

The men's 68kg final was hotly contested throughout, but China's Shi Zhiyong broke through with a stunning overall total of 352kg to capture his first gold medal at the Olympics since 2004 in Athens.

Zhiyong failed to medal in 2008 during the Summer Games in Beijing, and was absent entirely from the 2012 games. However, he secured redemption on Tuesday night as he held off Turkey's Daniyar Ismayilov and Kyrgyzstan's Izzat Artykov, who finished at 351kg and 339kg, respectively. 

Diving

Women's Synchronised 10-metres Platform
GoldSilverBronze
ChinaMalaysiaCanada
BBC Sport

China doubled-up on their dominance in the synchronised diving events, as Ruolin Chen and Huxia Liu dominated the field on their way to the women's gold, one day after the nation took the top spot in the men's competition.

The duo finished with a score of 354.00, which was almost 10 points higher than the score of the Malaysian pairing of Jun Hoong Cheong and Pandelela Rinong Pamg. Canada's Meaghan Benfeito and Roseline Filion took the bronze.

The competition was overshadowed by the state of the pool, however. Whereas the colour of the water was a perfect, chrystal-blue during the men's competition on Monday, Tuesday's colour was less appealing, as shared by BBC Sport:

Event organisers provided no explanation, and the competition went ahead as planned.

Fencing

Men's Epee
GoldSilverBronze
Sangyoung Park, KORGeza Imre, HUNGauthier Grumier, FRA
BBC Sport

Sangyoung Park of South Korea completed a stunning comeback to beat Geza Imre of Hungary in the final of the men's epee competition, scoring the last six strikes to win the gold.

Imre led 14-9 at one stage, but the veteran couldn't find the decisive final hit, and the youngster eventually beat the defending world champion, who still hasn't won a gold medal in his career.

Gauthier Grumier of France beat Switzerland's Benjamin Steffen for the bronze.

Gymnastics

Women's Artistic Team
GoldSilverBronze
USARussiaChina
BBC Sport

Favourites USA easily took the gold in the artistic team final, beating the Russian team by more than eight points. 

No one doubted the Stars and Stripes would take the top spot, even with a less-than-stellar performance, and as shared by Nick McCarvel of USA Today, everything went right for the team:

Russia finished less than a point ahead of China to take the silver, while Great Britain had to settle for fifth place. 

Swimming

Women's 200-Meter Freestyle
GoldSilverBronze
Katie Ledecky (USA)Sarah Sjostrom (SWE)Emma McKeon (AUS)
Source: NBC Broadcast

Swimming finals got started with the women's 200-meter freestyle, which featured a highly anticipated battle between the United States' Katie Ledecky and Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom—who already had a gold in the 100-meter butterfly to her name entering the event. 

However, it was Ledecky who added to her hardware collection and improved to 2-for-2 in finals in Rio with a stellar performance in an event she wasn't a heavy favorite in, as Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan noted: 

Sjostrom nearly made up enough ground to beat Ledecky over the race's final 50 meters, but the American had enough juice to stave off the fierce competition and emerge victorious. 

Ledecky also improved to a perfect 14-for-14 in terms of snatching gold medals in international individual event finals with the win, per USA Today's Nicole Auerbach

Men's 200-Meter Butterfly
GoldSilverBronze
Michael Phelps (USA)Masato Sakai (JPN)Tamas Kenderesi (HUN)
Source: NBC Broadcast

The United States' dominance continued just minutes later, when Michael Phelps held off a fierce push from Masato Sakai to win his 20th gold medal and 24th medal overall in the men's 200-meter butterfly. 

ESPN Stats & Info put Phelps' achievement in perspective: 

Phelps' primary competition was believed to be South Africa's Chad le Clos, but the American's biggest rival failed to medal as he fell behind at the end when Sakai and Tamas Kenderesi slipped past him in order to nab silver and bronze, respectively. 

The icing on the cake, per ESPN Stats & Info, was that Phelps became the "oldest individual gold medalist in Olympic swimming history" by virtue of the win. 

Women's 200-Meter Individual Medley
GoldSilverBronze
Katinka Hosszu (Hungary)Siobhan-Marie O'Connor (Great Britain)Maya DiRado (USA)
Source: NBC Broadcast

Hungary's Katinka Hosszu was the favorite to take home gold in the 200-meter women's individual medley, and she validated her status as such with a wire-to-wire effort that ended with her taking the podium in first place.

Hosszu now owns three gold medals in Rio, including the 100-meter backstroke and 400-meter individual medley.

Great Britain's Siobhan-Marie O'Connor impressed as well and clocked in a time of 2:06.88 to set a new country record, per SwimSwam on Twitter. 

Men's 4x200-Meter Freestyle Relay
GoldSilverBronze
USAGreat BritainJapan
Source: NBC Broadcast

As if one gold medal on Tuesday night wasn't good enough, Phelps secured his second of the evening when he anchored the U.S. 4x200-meter freestyle relay team to a win. 

The U.S. has now captured gold in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay in each of the last four Olympics, while Phelps ticked his medal count up to 25 overall, including 21 golds, thanks to the triumphant effort. 

Ryan Lochte, who swam the third leg for the Americans, is also the proud owner of six golds for his career following the win, per Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch

Conor Dwyer and Townley Haas took on the first two legs for the victors, and it was Haas who contributed a team-best 200-meter split of 1:44.14, according to SwimSwam on Twitter. 

Great Britain, which took home first place at the 2015 World Championships, cashed in with silver following a relatively sluggish start. 

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