This is the first Olympic Games in which the U.S. sent more women than men (269 compared with 261), and that move paid off: U.S. women won 58 medals in London to the men’s 45.
The US finished with 46 golds and 104 total medals to easily outdistance second-place China, which tallied 38 golds and 87 total medals.The U.S finished with 29 silvers and 29 bronze to top the list in the second- and third-place columns as well. Women made the biggest impact, claiming 29 of the 46 U.S. gold medals, which would be good enough for a second-place tie in the gold-medal count with Britain if they competed on their own.
Some of the amazing Team USA women’s performances during the London Olympics — they earned 28 of the USA’s 44 gold medals in London. If the American women were their own country, they would be third in the medal count.
Here’s to you, ladies.
(All photos by USA TODAY Sports photographers.)
The U.S. women’s 4x100 meter relay team, consisting of Bianca Knight, Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison and Carmelita Jeter, won gold today and set a new world record.
Black girls rock !!!!