Team USA is gone for its worst summer olympique for nearly 50 years, having won no medals on the first day of competition for the first time since 1972.
Saturday marked a disappointing day for the US archery, cycling, fencing, judo, rifle and air pistol shooting, taekwondo and weightlifting competitions, no athlete. being on the podium to receive a medal.
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The last time the United States left without any equipment on the first day of the Summer Olympics was at the 1972 Munich Games, United States today reported. They also failed to win a medal on day one of the 2018 Winter Olympics.
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“I’m a little shocked, to be honest,” said world number one Brady Ellison after he and his partner Mackenzie Brow were eliminated in the first round of the mixed archery event.
China won the Games’ first gold medal after Qian Yang defeated Anastasiia Galachina of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC) in the 10-meter air rifle final. American Mary Carolynn Tucker finished in sixth place as the pre-event favorite.
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The United States team will have plenty of time to collect medals. There are 613 athletes competing in 36 events. Of these athletes, 104 won Olympic medals.
As for the story – after failing to win a medal on the opening day of the 1972 Games, the United States team won 33 gold medals and 94 in total, Yahoo Sports reported.