Medal Tally Olympics 2016: Updated Standings, Results After Each Friday Event

Alec Nathan@@AlecBNathanFeatured ColumnistAugust 13, 2016

Aug 12, 2016; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil;  Katie Ledecky (USA) celebrates after winning the women's 800m freestyle final at Olympic Aquatics Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports
Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports

Friday at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was jam-packed with medal-round action, and the proceedings did not disappoint.

Swimming took center stage with Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky in the pool, but a couple of upsets in the women's 200-meter backstroke final and men's 50-meter freestyle final added to a slate full of compelling drama.

Elsewhere, Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez were in action in the men's doubles tennis final, while track and field got started with a shocker in women's shot put.

Before breaking down the day's results, here's a look at the updated medal tracker entering Saturday: 

                           

Friday's Medalists 

Rowing: LW Women's Double Sculls
MedalCountryTime
GoldNetherlands7:04.73
SilverCanada7:05.88
BronzeChina7:06.49
Source: Rio2016.com
Rowing: LW Men's Double Sculls
MedalCountryTime
GoldFrance6:30.70
SilverIreland6:31.23
BronzeNorway6:31.39
Source: Rio2016.com
Shooting: Men's 50M Rifle Prone
MedalAthleteCountryScore
GoldHenri JunghaenelGermany209.5
SilverKim Jong-hyunSouth Korea208.2
BronzeKirill GrigoryanRussia187.3
Source: Rio2016.com
Rowing: Women's Pair
MedalCountryTime
GoldGreat Britain7:18.29
SilverNew Zealand7:19.53
BronzeDenmark7:20.71
Source: Rio2016.com
Track and Field: Women's 10,000 Meters
MedalAthleteCountryTime
GoldAlmaz AyanaEthiopia29:17.45
SilverVivian Jepkemoi CheruiyotKenya29:32.53
BronzeTirunesh DibabaEthiopia29:42.56
Source: Rio2016.com
Rowing: Men's 4
MedalCountryTime
GoldGreat Britain5:58.61
SilverAustralia6:00.44
BronzeItaly6:03.85
Source: Rio2016.com
Track and Field: Men's 20-Kilometer Race Walk
MedalAthleteCountryTime
GoldWang ZhenChina1:19:14
SilverCai ZelinChina1:19:26
BronzeDane Bird-SmithAustralia1:19:37
Source: Rio2016.com
Shooting: Women's Skeet
MedalAthleteCountry
GoldDiana BacosiItaly
SilverChiara CaineroItaly
BronzeKim RhodeUSA
Source: Rio2016.com
Weightlifting: Women's 75 Kilograms
MedalAthleteCountryScore (Kilograms)
GoldRim Jong SimNorth Korea274
SilverDarya NaumavaBelarus258
BronzeLidia Valentin PerezSpain257
Source: Rio2016.com
Trampoline: Women's Individual
MedalAthleteCountryScore
GoldRosie MacLennanCanada56.465
SilverBryony PageGreat Britain56.040
BronzeLi DanChina55.885
Source: Rio2016.com
Judo: Women's 78-Plus Kilograms
MedalAthleteCountry
GoldEmilie AndeolFrance
SilverIdalys OrtizCuba
BronzeKanae YamabeJapan
Source: Rio2016.com
Archery: Men's Individual
MedalAthleteCountryWinning Score
GoldKu Bon-chanSouth Korea7-3
SilverJean-Charles ValladontFrance----
BronzeBrady EllisonUSA6-2
Source: Rio2016.com
Judo: Men's 100-Plus Kilograms
MedalAthleteCountry
GoldTeddy RinerFrance
SilverHisayoshi HarasawaJapan
BronzeRafael SilvaBrazil
BronzeOr SassonIsrael
Source: Rio2016.com
Cycling: Women's Team Sprint
MedalCountryTime (Seconds)
GoldChina32.10
SilverRussia32.40
BronzeGermany32.63
Source: Rio2016.com
Cycling: Men's Team Pursuit
MedalCountryTime
GoldGreat Britain3:50.26 (WR)
SilverAustralia3:51.00
BronzeDenmark3:53.78
Source: Rio2016.com
Fencing: Men's Team Foil
MedalCountryWinning Score
GoldRussia45-41
SilverFrance----
BronzeUnited States45-31
Source: Rio2016.com
Weightlifting: Men's 85 Kilograms
MedalAthleteCountryScore (Kilograms)
GoldKianoush RostamiIran396
SilverTian TaoChina395
BronzeGabriel SincraianRomania390
Source: Rio2016.com
Tennis: Men's Doubles Results
MedalCountryWinning Score
GoldSpain6-2, 3-6, 6-4
SilverRomania----
BronzeUSA6-2, 6-4
Source: Rio2016.com
Track and Field: Women's Shot Put
MedalAthleteCountryDistance (Meters)
GoldMichelle CarterUSA20.63
SilverValerie AdamsNew Zealand20.42
BronzeAnita MartonHungary19.87
Source: Rio2016.com
Swimming: Women's 200-Meter Backstroke
MedalAthleteCountryTime
GoldMaya DiRadoUSA2:05.99
SilverKatinka HosszuHungary2:06.05
BronzeHilary CaldwellCanada2:07.54
Source: Rio2016.com
Swimming: Men's 100-Meter Butterfly
MedalAthleteCountryTime (Seconds)
GoldJoseph SchoolingSingapore50.39
SilverMichael PhelpsUSA51.14
SilverChad le ClosSouth Africa51.14
SilverLaszlo CsehHungary51.14
Source: Rio2016.com
Swimming: Women's 800-Meter Freestyle
MedalAthleteCountryTime
GoldKatie LedeckyUSA8:04.79
SilverJazmin CarlinGreat Britain8:16.17
BronzeBoglarka KapasHungary8:16.37
Source: Rio2016.com
Swimming: Men's 50-Meter Freestyle
MedalAthleteCountryTime (Seconds)
GoldAnthony ErvinUSA21.40
SilverFlorent ManaudouFrance21.41
BronzeNathan AdrianUSA21.49
Source: Rio2016.com

                       

Friday Takeaways

There were plenty of big storylines to follow Friday, but Ledecky's romp in the 800-meter freestyle deserves top billing.

While she was heavily favored to take home back-to-back golds in the event after bursting onto the scene in the 800-meter freestyle in London four years ago, Ledecky put forth a performance for the ages, blitzing the competition with a world-record time of eight minutes, 4.79 seconds.

Ledecky beat silver medalist Jazz Carlin of Great Britain by more than 11 seconds, and her margin of victory somehow looked even more impressive on video, as NBC Olympics documented: 

"I just wanted to push myself and see what I could do," Ledecky said, according to Yahoo Sports' Pat Forde. "It was my last Olympic race here in Rio. The Olympics is the pinnacle of our sport and I have to wait four more years to have that moment again, so I wanted the last one to be special."

While the 800-meter freestyle went according to plan, the 100-meter butterfly did not. 

Phelps and South Africa's Chad le Clos were slated to battle for gold in the highly anticipated swim, but Singapore's Joseph Schooling came from out of nowhere to best both superstars and finish with an Olympic record of 50.39 seconds. 

Perhaps more shocking, though, was that Phelps, le Clos and Hungary's Laszlo Cseh finished in a three-way tie for silver at 51.14 seconds. 

Phelps closed out his individual Olympic career with his 27th medal, and he will go for his 28th and gold medal No. 23 when his historic international run comes to a close Saturday evening in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay.

In the women's 200-meter backstroke, American Maya DiRado nabbed her fourth Olympic medal with a late push past Hungary's Katinka Hosszu to pull off the first upset of the evening.

Hosszu was in command throughout the race's first 150 meters, but DiRado put the jets on over the final 50 meters and edged out the Hungarian hero.

However, Hosszu wasn't disappointed with the second-place finish. Rather, she appeared to be elated with having four medals to her name.

"Honestly, I’m super excited," she said, according to the New York Times' Karen Crouse. "This Olympics was a good one for me."

Finally, Anthony Ervin stunned the swimming world when he won a thrilling 50-meter freestyle final to capture gold at 35 years old.

Ervin, who won gold in the 50-meter freestyle and silver in the 4x100-meter freestyle relay 16 years ago in Sydney, Australia, won the splash-and-dash thriller by the slimmest of margins as he edged out France's Florent Manaudou and teammate Nathan Adrian for top honors. 

According to Nick McCarvel of TeamUSA.org, Ervin became the oldest swimmer in Olympic history to take home a gold medal in an individual event.

Beyond the pool, Michelle Carter made some noise on the first day of track and field competition in Rio. 

New Zealand's Valerie Adams was in the driver's seat entering the women's shot-put final after winning gold in the event in 2008 and 2012, but Carter flipped the script when she came through with a final throw that spanned 20.63 meters, as NBC Olympics showed: 

"It's not over 'til it's over," Carter said of her final throw, according to the Associated Press' Pat Graham. "I knew it was a good throw, but I didn't know how far it could be."

According to ESPN Stats & Info, Carter became the second American ever to medal in the event along with Earlene Brown, who captured bronze in 1960.

After Carter put the bow on a prolific Friday for the United States, it will be Phelps' time to bask in the spotlight once again Saturday. 

Beyond the 31-year-old's quest for one final gold medal, plenty of eyes will be on the women's 100-meter dash final and women's 4x100-meter medley relay as the weekend's events get underway.

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