Swimmer Lochte beats Michael Phelps to win Olympic gold

Jul 28, 2012

LONDON (AP) — The United States has won its first medals of the London Olympics. Swimmer Ryan Lochte (LAHK'-tee) won gold in the in 400 IM, beating Michael Phelps among others. Phelps finished fourth. And the U.S. squad took the silver medal in men's team archery. Italy won the gold by one point on the final shot. Among the other medalists today: Wang Mingjuan of China won the gold medal in the women's 48-kilogram weightlifting with a total weight of 205 kilograms. Japan's Hiromi Miyake finished second and Ryang Chun Hwa of North Korea got the bronze. China's Yi Siling of captured the gold in the women's 10-meter air rifle at Royal Artillery Barracks. Sylwia Bogacka of Poland took the silver and Yu Dan of China won the bronze. Alexander Vinokourov of Kazakhstan won the gold medal in the men's cycling road race. Rigoberto Uran of Colombia took the silver Saturday, and Alexander Kristoff of Norway got the bronze. South Korean marksman Jin Jong-oh won the 10-meter air pistol gold, improving on his silver in Beijing. Italian police officer Luca Tesconi won the silver, and Andrija Zlatic of Serbia took the bronze. Second-ranked Sarah Menezes beat defending Olympic champion Alina Dumitru of Romania in a women's 48-kilogram judo final that had both fighters on the defensive. Menezes frequently had her hands up like a boxer as both struggled to get a dominant grip, without much success until the last minute of the match. Russia's Arsen Galstyan won the Olympic men's 60-kilogram judo gold, beating Hiroaki Hiroaka of Japan.