United States Easily Takes Final Medal Count, Wins Most Golds

The last medals have been given out in London, and the United States is far and away the leader in both overall and gold medal counts, thanks in part to athletes from around the New York metro area.

The United States was dominant in the pool and continued to be strong on the track and by earning medals in a variety of team sports, leading to a double-digit lead in overall medals and a eight-gold advantage as well.

From Syracuse's Dana Vollmer, who won three golds in the pool and set a world record in the 100m butterfly to Westchester's Brigetta Barrett, who medalled on the second-to-last day of competition by earning silver in the high jump, New York athletes made an impact from start to finish. The Bronx's Cullen Jones took a pair of silvers in swimming, while the gold medal-winning women's soccer team featured Abby Wambach, Tobin Heath, and Heather O'Reilly from the area. And three players who have made NYC their professional home - Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler, and Deron Williams - were on the Team USA squad that brought home men's basketball gold.

Here's the final medal standings:

  1. United States, 104 (46 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze)
  2. China, 87 (38, 27, 22)
  3. Russia, 82 (24, 25, 33)
  4. Great Britain, 65 (29, 17, 19)
  5. Germany, 44 (11, 19, 14)

Stick with this StoryStream for more coverage of local athletes in the 2012 London Olympics. For complete Summer Games coverage, head over to SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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