Day two at the 2016 Rio Summer Games featured breakout performances by athletes across a number of sports, but by the close of competition, the overall Olympic medal count featured just one leader: Team USA. Here's a quick look at the full standings at the end of the day on Aug. 7.

Katie Ledecky, Michael Phelps push USA intoOlympic medal count lead

With 12 total podium placements, Team USA owns the most medals from Rio 2016to date. Day two proved particularly fruitful for members of USA Swimming, who added five medals to the nation's Rio Olympic medal count. Katie Ledecky broke her own world record in the women's 400m freestyle to claim gold, and the men's 4x100m freestyle relay squad won their race thanks to solid swims from all four members: Caeleb Dressel, Michael Phelps, Ryan Held, and Nathan Adrian.

The gold medal is the 19th added to Michael Phelps' Olympic arsenal, and according to USA Swimming's official Twitter page, it is also number 300 in the nation's Olympic medal count.

Although no medals were awarded during the women's gymnastics qualifications, Team USA dominated the competition, with the squad comprised of Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, Gabby Douglas, Laurie Hernandez, and Madison Kocian placing first by nearly 10 points. Biles, Raisman, and Douglas also went one-two-three in the all-around qualifier, but given Olympic rules that state that just two gymnasts from each nation may advance, reigning Olympic champ Douglas was out of luck.

China, Australia tied with USA in gold medal count

With eight total podium placements, China ranks second behind Team USA entering day three. Although Australia ranks just fifth overall in the Olympic medal count with six total--Japan and Italy are tied for third with seven apiece-- the nation's three gold medals put them in a three-way tie for the gold medal count lead with China and Team USA.

Two countries, South Korea and Russia, are tied for sixth place with five medals each. The rest of the nations included in the medal standings to date have earned either two or one medal apiece. The countries that have scored two each include:

  • Hungary
  • Great Britain
  • Sweden
  • Thailand
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Canada
  • Kazakhstan
  • Uzbekistan

The final 16 teams on the table have each scored a single medal.

Gold medals went to athletes representing Argentina, Belgium, Kosovo, Netherlands, and Vietnam; silver medals were earned by athletes from Brazil, Denmark, France, Indonesia, New Zealand, Philippines, North Korea, and South Africa; and bronzes went to participants from Spain, Greece, and Poland.

How will the overall Rio Olympic medal count and gold medal tally standings change during day three? Watch the 2016 Summer Games and find out.

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