The United States represented itself very well at the 2012 London Olympics. When the final number was tallied, the Americans took home 104 medals, easily tops on the proverbial leaderboard.
In the last two weeks, some of the best Olympic moments were authored by the United States. Some of the main highlights were Michael Phelps now owning more medals than any other Olympian, the U.S. Men's and Women's Basketball teams winning once more and the the U.S. Women's Soccer team earning a third consecutive gold medal.
Philadelphia locals did a tremendous job, being awarded 12 medals overall. Brendan Hansen (Haverford Township) won two medals in the pool, including a gold and bronze.
Eleven others claimed a medal, including Jordan Burroughs (Camden, N.J.), Kobe Bryant (Philly), Jamie Gray (Lebanon), Carli Lloyd (Delran, N.J.) and Matt Emmons (Brown's Mills, N.J.).
Overall here are the final standings in the medal count:
- United States: 104 - (46 Gold, 29 Silver, 29 Bronze)
- China: 87 - (38 Gold, 27 Silver, 22 Bronze)
- Russia: 82 - (24 Gold, 25 Silver, 33 Bronze)
- England: 65 - (29 Gold, 17 Silver, 19 Bronze)
- Germany: 44 - (11 Gold, 19 Silver, 14 Bronze)
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