The first day of the 2012 Summer Olympics from London got underway on Saturday, as Team USA wasted little time adding five overall medals to its tally with a strong effort to kick things off.
The lone gold medalist on the American side after day one, swimmer Ryan Lochte demolished a field in the 400 meter men's individual medley that included world record holder and former Michigan Wolverine Michael Phelps. Phelps placed fourth in the event with a visibly frustrating time of 4:09.28 to finish medal-less, but will have a bevy of other chances to pull himself back onto the victor's podium later on throughout the games.
Detroit native Peter Vanderkaay also picked up a key United States medal during the day with a bronze in the 400 meter freestyle, finishing slightly behind winner Sun Yang and second place finisher Park Taehwan. Vanderkaay won a gold medal in the 200 meter freestyle back in Beijing, but was only scheduled to take part in the 400m at this year's event.