Congratulations goes to everyone who participated in the 2012 Olympics!!
ARCHERY: After missing the target in Athens and Beijing the Yanks were closer to the bull’s-eye this time. Brady Ellison didn't get an individual medal his teammates grabbed the silver & Khatuna Lorig was just off the women’s podium.
BOXING: The men had the biggest team at the Games and needed a reversed decision to produce one quarter finalist.The women sent three entrants and got a gold from teenager Claressa Shields and a bronze from Marlen Esparza.
BADMINTON: Howard Bach and Tony Gunawan, reunited at Olympus, couldn’t match their golden magic from the 2005 worlds and didn't win a match and Rena Wang lost to a Chinese opponent.
CANOE/KAYAK: The size of the squad — just seven entrants in flat water and slalom — says it all. Nobody made a final, much less contended for a medal. The Americans simply no longer are competitive in a sport where they were golden two decades ago.
CYCLING: The women carried the team and delivered as promised — a repeat time trial gold by Kristin Armstrong (coming off maternity leave) and silvers from Sarah Hammer in omnium and her teammates in team pursuit.
DIVING: David Boudia’s platform gold was the first by the men since Greg Louganis in 1988 and the three synchro medals — a silver from Kelci Bryant and Abigail Johnston and bronzes by Boudia and Nick McCrory, and Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen - were pleasant surprises.
EQUESTRIAN: For the first time since 1956 the horsey set was off its feed. The empty outing may have been an aberration, but it’s clear that the Americans have been losing ground to the British, Germans, and Dutch.
FENCING: Mariel Zagunis, the two-time sabre titlist, missed the podium, it was an omen.
FIELD HOCKEY: They won the de facto championship of the Americas by beating silver medalist Argentina in the prelims but otherwise it was a lost Games as the Americans finished last in the 12-team field and took an unsightly 7-0 flogging from the South Africans, who didn’t make the podium.
Women's USA Olympic Gymnastics Team
The Team Consist Of: Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raismen, Kyla Ross and McKayla Maroney.GYMNASTICS: They didn't match their eight medals in Beijing, the women got the two they most wanted — their first team gold at an overseas Games and their third straight all-around title with Gabby Douglas. Though McKayla Maroney’s rump-landing cost the Americans what they thought was a gimme gold on vault, Aly Raisman got one on floor and added a bronze on beam.
MEN'S USA TRACK TEAM
The Team Consist Of: Trell Kimmons,Tyson Gay, Ryan Bailey and Justin Gatlin.
Women's Track Team
The Team Consists Of: Allison Felix, Fracena McCory, Sanya Richards-Ross and DeeDee Trotter.
MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM USA
The Team Consist Of: Carmelo Anthony, James Harden, Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Kevin Durant and more.
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