Team USA Leaps Up in Medal Counts, Kiefer & Zolotic Makes History, More: Tokyo Olympics Day 2 in Pictures

Follow your favorite sports and athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and see all of day two's top moments in pictures.

Team USA made up for its slow start on the second day of the Tokyo Olympics, leaping up the rankings in medal counts during the first half of the day.

The majority of Team USA's first medals comes from the pool, where Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland took first and second place in the men's 400m individual medley, with Emma Weyant taking silver in the women's 400 IM. Kalisz' gold was also the first gold for Team USA out of Tokyo.

Lee Kiefer and Anastasija Zolotic made U.S. history as the first Americans to win gold within the women's individual foil match and the women's 57kg taekwondo match. Kiefer also became the first American to ever medal at an individual foil match.

Oksana Chusovitina of Uzbekistan received a standing ovation for her gymnastics performance in what would become her 8th Olympics since her first Olympic appearance in 1992. Meanwhile, siblings Uta and Hifumi Abe of Japan made news of their own when the two became the first pair of siblings to win gold at the same Olympics within minutes of each other.

See all of these moments, and more, in photos.

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Lee Kiefer of the United States celebrates winning the women's individual Foil final competition against Inna Deriglazova of the Russian Olympic Committee at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Chiba, Japan.
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Lee Kiefer of the United States celebrates winning the women's individual foil final competition against Inna Deriglazova of the Russian Olympic Committee at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Chiba, Japan. Kiefer won against Deriglazova 15-13 for gold, becoming the first U.S. athlete to medal in the individual foil category.
USA's Lee Kiefer, left, compete against Russia's Inna Deriglazova in the women's foil individual gold medal bout during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on July 25, 2021.
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USA's Lee Kiefer, left, compete against Russia's Inna Deriglazova in the women's foil individual gold medal bout during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, on July 25, 2021. Kiefer won against Deriglazova 15-13 for gold, becoming the first U.S. athlete to medal in the individual foil category.
Gold medallist Anastasija Zolotic of the United States bites her medal at a victory ceremony for the women's -57kg taekwondo event during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, at the Makuhari Messe convention center.
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Gold medallist Anastasija Zolotic of the United States bites her medal at a victory ceremony for the women's -57kg taekwondo event during the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, at the Makuhari Messe convention center. Zolotic made U.S. history moments after Kiefer as she becomes the first American to medal in taekwondo.
Zach LaVine #5 of Team United States drives past Rudy Gobert #27 of Team France for a layup during the second half of the Men's Preliminary Round Group B game on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Saitama Super Arena on July 25, 2021 in Saitama, Japan.
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Zach LaVine #5 of Team United States drives past Rudy Gobert #27 of Team France for a layup during the second half of the men's preliminary round at Saitama Super Arena on July 25, 2021 in Saitama, Japan. France narrowly beat out the U.S. 83-76, breaking the U.S. men's team winning streak and making them earn their first Olympics loss since 2004.
Chase Kalisz of United States celebrates winning the Men's 400m IM on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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Chase Kalisz, of the United States, celebrates winning the final of the men's 400-meter individual medley at the 2020 Olympics on July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Kalisz took home gold for the 400m IM.
Gold medalist Chase Kalisz of USA, silver medalist Jay Litherland of USA and bronze medalist Brendon Smith of Australia hold up their medals during the medals ceremony of the 400m individual medley final on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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Gold medalist Chase Kalisz of USA, silver medalist Jay Litherland of USA and bronze medalist Brendon Smith of Australia hold up their medals during the medals ceremony of the 400m individual medley final on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Tokyo Aquatics Centre on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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Simone Biles of Team USA competes on balance beam on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Biles and teammate Sunisa Lee finished 1-2 during the third subdivision of the qualification round.
Sunisa Lee of Team United States competes on balance beam during Women's Qualification on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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Sunisa Lee of Team USA competes on balance beam during Women's Qualification on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Gymnastics Centre on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Lee and her teammate, gold medal favorite Simone Biles, finished 1-2 during the third subdivision of the qualification round.
Team United States celebrates after defeating Team Argentina during the Women's Preliminary - Pool B on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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Team United States celebrates after defeating Team Argentina during the Women's Preliminary - Pool B on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Arena on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. The team shut out Argentina in three sets (25-20, 25-19, 25-20).
Yui Ohashi, of Japan, left, is embraced by Emma Weyant, of United States, after winning the final of the women's 400-meter Individual medley at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
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Yui Ohashi, of Japan, left, is embraced by Emma Weyant, of United States, after winning the final of the women's 400-meter Individual medley at the 2020 Summer Olympics on July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan. Weyant took silver for the United States on the 400m IM.
Abe siblings Uta, left, and Hifumi, right, became the first sibling duo to win gold medals at the same Olympics on July 25, 2021, in Tokyo.
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Abe siblings Uta, left, and Hifumi, right, became the first sibling duo to win gold medals at the same Olympics on July 25, 2021, in Tokyo.
Oksana Chusovitina, of Uzbekistan, performs on the vault during the women's artistic gymnastic qualifications at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo.
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Oksana Chusovitina, of Uzbekistan, performs on the vault during the women's artistic gymnastic qualifications at the 2020 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 25, 2021, in Tokyo. The 46-year-old Olympian received a standing ovation after her performance, having competed in every Olympics since 1992. Tokyo is Chusovitina's eighth Olympics.
Bronze medallists (from R) USA's Erika Brown, USA's Abbey Weitzeil, USA's Natalie Hinds and USA's Simone Manuel pose after the final of the women's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 25, 2021.
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From right: bronze medallists USA's Erika Brown, USA's Abbey Weitzeil, USA's Natalie Hinds and USA's Simone Manuel pose after the final of the women's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 25, 2021.
Bronze medallists (from L) USA's Erika Brown, USA's Abbey Weitzeil, USA's Natalie Hinds and USA's Simone Manuel pose on the podium after the final of the women's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 25, 2021.
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From left: bronze medallists USA's Erika Brown, USA's Abbey Weitzeil, USA's Natalie Hinds and USA's Simone Manuel pose on the podium after the final of the women's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming event during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Tokyo on July 25, 2021.
Amanda Chidester #4 of Team United States bats in the fourth inning against Team Australia during the Softball Opening Round on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on July 25, 2021 in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
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Amanda Chidester #4 of Team United States bats in the fourth inning against Team Australia during the Softball Opening Round on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on July 25, 2021, in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
Nyjah Huston wipes out at the mens skateboarding street final at Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo, July 25, 2021. Huston, who was considered a favorite for gold, did not manage to medal.
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Nyjah Huston wipes out at the mens skateboarding street final at Aomi Urban Sports Park, Tokyo, July 25, 2021. Huston, who was considered a favorite for gold, did not manage to medal.
Jagger Eaton of the US competes in the men's street prelims heat 1 during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Sports Park Skateboarding in Tokyo on July 25, 2021.
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Jagger Eaton of the US competes in the men's street prelims heat 1 during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Sports Park Skateboarding in Tokyo on July 25, 2021.
Team United States players mob teammate Amanda Chidester #4 after she hit a two-run RBI single in the eighth inning to win the game 2-1 as Stacey Mcmanus #4 of Team Australia looks on after their game during the Softball Opening Round on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on July 25, 2021, in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
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Team United States players mob teammate Amanda Chidester #4 after she hit a two-run RBI single in the eighth inning to win the game 2-1 as Stacey Mcmanus #4 of Team Australia looks on after their game during the Softball Opening Round on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Yokohama Baseball Stadium on July 25, 2021, in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan.
Li Fabin of Team China competes in the Men's 61kg Weightlifting Group A match on day two the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Li set an Olympic record, lifting 313kg for the event.
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Li Fabin of Team China competes in the Men's 61kg Weightlifting Group A match on day two the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tokyo International Forum on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. Li set an Olympic record, lifting 313kg for the event.
Yuto Horigome of Team Japan celebrates winning the gold medal in the Skateboarding Men's Street Finals on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Urban Sports Park on July 25, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.
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Yuto Horigome of Team Japan celebrates winning the gold medal in the Skateboarding Men's Street Finals on day two of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Ariake Urban Sports Park on July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Mai Murakami, of Japan, performs on the beam during women's artistic gymnastic qualifications at the 2020 Olympics on July 25, 2021, in Tokyo.
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Mai Murakami, of Japan, performs on the beam during women's artistic gymnastic qualifications at the 2020 Olympics on July 25, 2021, in Tokyo.
Ahmed Hafnaoui, of Tunisia, celebrates after winning the final of the men's 400-meter freestyle at the 2020 Olympics on July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
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Ahmed Hafnaoui, of Tunisia, celebrates after winning the final of the men's 400-meter freestyle at the 2020 Olympics on July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
Jake Ilardi of the United States competes in the men's street skateboarding at the 2020 Olympics on July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
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Jake Ilardi of the United States competes in the men's street skateboarding at the 2020 Olympics on July 25, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.
USA's Alix Klineman (L) blocks a shot by China's Xue Chen in their women's preliminary beach volleyball pool B match between the USA and China during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Shiokaze Park in Tokyo on July 25, 2021.
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USA's Alix Klineman (L) blocks a shot by China's Xue Chen in their women's preliminary beach volleyball pool B match between the USA and China during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Shiokaze Park in Tokyo on July 25, 2021.
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