The First American Medal Was Also The Olympics’ Most Dramatic Moment So Far

It could have been a team archery gold, but Italy had different ideas.

1. America was behind for most of their gold-medal match against Italy, but staged a dramatic comeback toward the end.

It came down to the last shot. An 8 would mean a U.S. gold; a 9 meant more arrows; a 10 won it for Italy. See what happens.

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