With the 2012 London Olympics now a memory, it's easy to see the United States had a very good two weeks. After all the dust settled, the Americans dominated the medal stand by earning 104.
Some of the most indelible moments happened thanks to an United States athlete. whether it be Michael Phelps laying claim to being the best Olympian ever, the U.S. Basketball teams winning again, or the Women's Soccer team beating Canada in one of the most thrilling matches of all-time before dispatching Japan to win gold.
Locally, Pittsburgh folks can be proud of all their athletes. However, they can have a special sense of pride in Christina Harmotto who won a silver medal in volleyball from Hopewell Township and of course Allison Schmidt who won gold in the pool.
Track and field star Lauryn Williams also earned a silver medal in the Women's 100m and a gold in the 4x100 relay.
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)
For a full list of all the countries, please click here.