clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2012 Olympics, Day 5 Recap: Danell Leyva, Nathan Adrian Highlight United States Action

It was another medal-filled day at the 2012 London Olympic games, with a number of Americans taking home medals during the fifth day of action in the games on the 30th Olympiad.

Nathan Adrian captured gold in the men's 100M freestyle by just .01 seconds over Australia's James Magnussen.The 23-year-old finished in 47.52 seconds, becoming the first American man to win the 100 free since Matt Biondi in 1988. This is Adrian's second medal of these Olympics winning a silver as part of the men's 4 x 100 meter freestyle relay along with Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Cullen Jones.

Budding Olympic star Allison Schmitt led the United States to a gold medal in the 4x200M freestyle Along with the rest of the American team, Dana Vollmer, Alyssa Anderson and Missy Franklin, set a new Olympic-record by finishing in 7 minutes, 42.92 seconds.

Gymnast Danell Leyva rallied back to earn himself the bronze in the men's gymnastics all-around event .The 20-year-old out of Miami, FL had issues on his dismount on the pommel horse, but excellent showings on the parallel bars and high bar got him on the podium. Bronx native John Orozco's, the other American to make the all-around, fell off the pommel horse early on in the competition leaving him out of contention, finishing eighth.

The winning streak continued for two-time defending Olympic beach volleyball gold medalists Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor, coming back to win their match against Austrian sisters Stefanie and Doris Schwaiger to remain unbeaten in the Olympics all-time.

The No. 1 seeded Women's indoor volleyball extended their undefeated streak after taking out the No. 3 seeded Chinese with a 26-24, 25-16, 31-29 victory at Earls Court to improve to 3-0 in the tournament.

The US women's rowing team earned themselves a bronze medal in the women's quadruple sculls at Dorney Lake outside of London. The Ukraine won its first-ever gold medal in rowing in the event.

Santa Monica native Seth Kelsey took Jung Jinsun of South Korea into overtime in the bronze medal match of the men's fencing epee event. Jinsun won the bronze, edging Kelsey by the tune of 12-11. Kelsey would finish fourth.

Check out SI's complete medal tracker here.

Stick with this StoryStream for more coverage of local athletes at the 2012 Olympic Games. For more on the 2012 Olympic Games, make sure that you check out SB Nation's dedicated Olympics hub.