Olympics 2012: Team USA Wins Silver Medal In Women's Synchronized Diving 3m Springboard

The United States won the silver medal in the Women's Synchronized Diving 3m Springboard event on Sunday in London, giving the team its first Olympic medal in diving since the 2000 Olympics in Sydney. Kelci Bryant, a native of Springfield, Ill., and Abigali Johnston scored a 321.90 to win the first ever medal in this event for the Americans.

The gold medal went to the Chinese duo of Wu Minxia and He Zi with a score of 346.20, giving China its ninth medal of the Games already. As SB Nation's Ryan Hudson notes, the Chinese could end up winning all eight gold medals in diving at this year's Olympics after winning seven of the eight gold medals in Beijing four years ago.

Team Canada got its first medal in London, too, with Emilie Heymans and Jennifer Abel landing the bronze with a score of 316.80. At the moment, the Americans are trailing China in the overall medal count, 9-7, while Italy is right behind with six medals. The Chinese have a firm lead in golds, though, as they have four more than any other nation so far.

Keep up with the medal count at Sports Illustrated.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. A complete list of the Olympic Medal Count can be found here. For comprehensive coverage of the 2012 London Games, visit SB Nation's Olympics news hub.

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