Monday, August 13, 2012
Final Medal Count: Team USA is Awesome
Team USA flexed its muscles in the last few days of the 30th Olympic Games, dominating both the total medal count as well as the gold medal count.
Their two biggest events were swimming, where they won 16 golds, nine silvers and six bronzes for a total of 31, and athletics where they racked up 29 -- nine gold, 13 silver and seven bronze.
Forty-six gold medals in total, which ranks as the second highest gold medal total in a non-boycotted year behind the Soviet Union's 55 in 1988.
Highlights of the Games for me were women's beach volleyball going gold and silver, Manteo Mitchell breaking his leg and finishing a race, Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee going gold and silver in the decathlon and of course Michael Phelps becoming the most decorated Olympian of all time.