Olympic 2021 Medal Count: Final Tally, Winners from Day 2 Early Events

Joe Tansey@JTansey90Featured ColumnistJuly 25, 2021

Gold medalist Lee Kiefer of the United States, holds her gold medal during the medal ceremony for the women's individual Foil final competition at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Chiba, Japan. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
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The United States used a wave of 10 medals to surge near the top of the Tokyo Olympics medal leaderboard through two days of medal events. 

The Americans picked up their first six medals of the Games in the swimming pool Saturday night. Chase Kalisz was the only gold winner of the group. The United States produced two silvers and three bronzes over the four events in the pool. 

While most Americans were sleeping, the American gold medal haul ballooned thanks to Lee Kiefer in women's fencing, Will Shaner in men's shooting and Anastasija Zolotic in taekwondo. 

In total, the United States captured 10 medals across four sports in the last 24 hours to move one behind China in the overall medal table. 

The full list of medal winners from the first two days of competition in Tokyo can be found here on the Olympics website. 


Day 2 Medal Winners


Women's Team

Gold: South Korea

Silver: Russian Olympic Committee

Bronze: Germany



Women's Road Race

Gold: Anna Kiesenhofer, Austria

Silver: Annemiek van Vleuten, Netherlands

Bronze: Elise Longo Borghini, Italy



Women's Synchronized 3m Springboard

Gold: China

Silver: Canada

Bronze: Germany 



Men's Individual Epee

Gold: Romain Cannone, France

Silver: Gergely Siklosi, Hungary

Bronze: Igor Reizlin, Ukraine


Women's Individual Foil

Gold: Lee Kiefer, United States

Silver: Inna Deriglazova, Russian Olympic Committee

Bronze: Larisa Korobeynikova, Russian Olympic Committee



Men's 66kg

Gold: Hifumi Abe, Japan

Silver: Vazha Margvelashvili, Georgia

Bronze: Daniel Cargnin, Brazil

Bronze: Baul An, South Korea


Women's 52kg

Gold: Uta Abe, Japan

Silver: Amandine Buchard, France

Bronze: Chelsie Giles, Great Britain

Bronze: Odette Giuffrida, Italy



Men's 10m Air Rifle

Gold: Will Shaner, United States

Silver: Lihao Sheng, China

Bronze: Haoran Yang, China


Women's 10m Pistol

Gold: Vitalina Batsarashkina, Russian Olympic Committee

Silver: Antoaneta Kostadinova, Bulgaria

Bronze: Ranxin Jiang, China



Men's Street

Gold: Yuto Horigome, Japan

Silver: Kelvin Hoeffler, Brazil

Bronze: Jagger Eaton, United States



Men's 400-meter Freestyle

Gold: Ahmed Hafnaoui, Tunisia

Silver: Jack McLoughlin, Australia

Bronze: Kieran Smith, United States


Men's 400-meter Individual Medley

Gold: Chase Kalisz, United States

Silver: Jay Litherland, United States

Bronze: Brendon Smith, Australia


Women's 400-meter Individual Medley

Gold: Yui Ohashi, Japan

Silver: Emma Weyant, United States

Bronze: Hali Flickinger, United States


Women's 4x100 Freestyle Relay

Gold: Australia

Silver: Canada

Bronze: United States 



Men's 68kg

Gold: Ulugbek Rashitov, Uzbekistan

Silver: Bradly Sinden, Great Britain

Bronze: Shuai Zhao, China

Bronze: Hakan Recber, Turkey


Women's 57kg

Gold: Anastasija Zolotic, United States

Silver: Tatiana Minina, Russian Olympic Committee

Bronze: Chia-Ling Lo, Chinese Taipei

Bronze: Hatice Ilgun, Turkey 



Men's 61kg

Gold: Fabin Li, China

Silver: Eko Irawan, Indonesia

Bronze: Igor Son, Kazakhstan


Men's 67kg

Gold: Lijun Chen, China

Silver: Luis Mosquera Lozano, Colombia

Bronze: Mirko Zanni, Italy


American Women Win 1st Golds in Fencing, Taekwondo Events

Lee Kiefer and Anastasija Zolotic wrote pieces of American Olympic history on Sunday morning.

Kiefer became the first American champion in the women's fencing individual foil event. She became the first American woman to earn a medal of any kind in the event. 

#TokyoOlympics @NBCOlympics

.@leetothekiefer becomes the first American to win individual foil GOLD 🇺🇸 🥇 @usafencing x @teamusa x #TokyoOlympics https://t.co/wYUuNOU33m

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When dreams ➡️ reality 🥇 @TeamUSA x #TokyoOlympics x @leetothekiefer https://t.co/FOvTUymySM

Kiefer is only the second American woman to a win a fencing gold in any discipline. Mariel Zagunis is the other Olympian to accomplish the feat, per NBC Sports' Nick Zaccardi: 

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Lee Kiefer becomes the second U.S. woman to win an Olympic fencing gold medal after Mariel Zagunis. Kiefer trained during the pandemic on a fencing strip she helped build in her parents' basement.

The 27-year-old Ohio native won five fencing matches to capture the individual foil gold. Her closest match came in the final against Russian Inna Deriglazova. Kiefer won that match 15-13. 

Zolotic set history of her own in taekwondo by becoming the first American woman to win Olympic gold in the sport. 

#TokyoOlympics @NBCOlympics

Anastasija Zolotic just became the 1st American woman to win Olympic gold in taekwondo 😱 @USA_Taekwondo x @TeamUSA x #TokyoOlympics https://t.co/oGWjQfvLJr

The 18-year-old from Florida also defeated a Russian foe in her event final. She took down Tatiana Minina by a 25-17 score in the gold-medal match. 

Zolotic was the seventh seed in the 57-kilogram event. She knocked off Turkey's Hatice Kubra Ilgun, the No. 2 seed, in the quarterfinal round. Ilgun came back to win a bronze medal. 

Kiefer and Zolotic became the first two American women to win gold medals in Tokyo. Emma Weyant and Hali Flickinger took silver and bronze in their respective swimming events and the 4x100 freestyle relay team captured bronze on the first night of medal events in the pool.


Will Shaner Brings Home Gold for USA in Shooting

Shaner became the second American man to capture a gold medal early Sunday morning. 

The 20-year-old set an Olympic record score of 251.6 points in the men's 10-meter air rifle competition. 

#TokyoOlympics @NBCOlympics

Will Shaner, the youngest man to compete for @TeamUSA in a rifle event, won gold in the 10-meter air rifle. #TokyoOlympics x @USAShooting https://t.co/LVJXEyxL37

Shaner entered the competition as the youngest American man to be involved in a rifle event at the Summer Olympics. 

After he won gold, Shaner was still stunned in what he had just achieved, as he told USA Today's Chris Bumbaca

"Still trying to believe it," he said afterward. "It's been a long time, though, growing up in the sport, progressing. To finally have [the gold medal], it’s amazing."

The victory from the University of Kentucky shooter was the first for an American man in the event. 

Shaner advanced to the final after he took third in the qualification round. Another American, Lucas Kozeniesky, was one place above the gold-medal winner in qualifying. Kozeniesky finished sixth in the medal round. 

As of Sunday morning, Shaner and Kalisz are the only two American men to win gold medals in Tokyo.