It was a slow day on the medal front today as many of the events pushed into semifinal and final status, but the important thing on rare metals domination of the world is that the U.S. kept just as close with China, as each country added three more medals to the overcrowded space above the mantle.
The U.S. added one medal of each color. Matt Emmons kept a high qualifying score to offset his somewhat disappointing final score for a total of 1271.3, good for a bronze in the 50-meter Air Rifle Three Positions. Michael Tinsley took home silver in the men's 400-meter hurdles. Jenn Suhr squeaked by Silva Yarisley from Cuba in the women's pole vault with a sky-high height of 4.75 meters to take gold in the event.
Here are the top five countries so far:
1. China - 64 (31 gold, 19 silver, 14 bronze)
2. United States - 63 (29, 15, 19)
3. Russia - 41 (7, 17, 17)
4. Great Britain - 40 (18, 11, 11)
5. Japan - 29 (2, 12, 15)
And the feel good story of the day? 19-year-old James Kirani from tiny little Grenada bringing his country home its first medal ever - a gold! - in the men's 400-meter.
Check out SI.com's Medal Tracker for a look at every country's medal standing thus far.
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