2012 Olympics, Day 5 Daily Recap: Nathan Adrian, Danell Leyva, Dana Vollmer Highlight American Action

It was an exciting and medal-filled day 5 at the 2012 London Olympic games, with a number of American olympians taking home medals and dominating their respective events along the way.

Cal's 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.

Gymnast Danell Leyva rallied back to earn himself the bronze in the men's gymnastics all-around.The 20-year-old Florida native had a miscue on his dismount on the pommel horse, but used superb showings on the parallel bars and high bar to get himself on the podium. Teammate John Orozco's all-around medal dreams were shattered when he fell off the pommel horse. He finished eighth.

Cal alumni and 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, Alyssa Anderson, of Granite Bay, CA and Missy Franklin, set a new Olympic-record by finishing in 7 minutes, 42.92 seconds.

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. Foluke Akinradewo, the 4-time All-American out of Stanford, had a nice game with eight kills and two blocks, while Destinee Hooker had 17 kills during the match.

Bay Area native Kara Kohler and her 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.

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.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Bay Area

You must be a member of SB Nation Bay Area to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Bay Area. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.