London 2012: How New York-Area Athletes Fared In London

The London 2012 games are over, and the United States ran away with the race to the top of the medal count. Before waiting four years to waste two weeks of the summer paying ludicrous amounts of attention to sports you didn't know you cared about, why not check out how local athletes fared in the 2012 games?

14 athletes from the New York area brought home a medal of some type: the most wins, as one would expect, came in the pool, as Ryan Lochte, Dana Vollmer, Cullen Jones, and Rebecca Soni each returned from London with multiple decorations, including three golds for the Syracuse native Vollmer. Elsewhere, tri-state area athletes combined, such as the three members of the women's soccer team hailing from the area. All told, New York-area athletes brought home 23 medals in 19 different events.

Here's a full list of the NYC area's medalists:

  • Justin Gatlin, Brooklyn, NY, athletics, silver (4x100m relay) bronze (100m)
  • Ryan Lochte, Canandaigua, NY, swimming, 2x gold (400m IM, 4x200m Free) 2x silver (200m IM, 4x100m Free) bronze (200m back)
  • Rebecca Soni, Freehold Borough, NJ, swimming, 2x gold (200m breast, 4x 100m Medley) silver (100m breast)
  • Tobin Heath, Morristown, NJ, soccer, gold
  • Megan Musnicki, Naples, NY, rowing, gold (women's eights)
  • Heather O'Reilly, New Brunswick, NJ, soccer, gold
  • Cullen Jones, The Bronx, NY, swimming, gold (4x100m medley) 2x silver (4x100m free, 50m free)
  • Charlie Cole, New York, NY, rowing, bronze (men's fours)
  • Henrik Rummel, Pittsford, NY, rowing, bronze (men's fours)
  • Abby Wambach, Rochester, NY, soccer, gold
  • Dana Vollmer, Syracuse, NY, swimming, 3x gold (100m fly, 4x100m medley, 4x200m free)
  • Maya Lawrence, Teaneck, NJ, fencing, bronze (team epee)
  • Brigetta Barrett, Westchester, NY, athletics, silver, high jump
  • Lia Neal, New York, NY, swimming, bronze (4x100m free)

Also winning gold were three representatives of New York teams on the Team USA men's basketball squad: Carmelo Anthony and Tyson Chandler did Knicks fans proud, with Anthony setting the American single game Olympic scoring reord against Nigeria, while Deron Williams will be able to play his first year in Brooklyn as a two-time Olympic champion.

Here's a nifty little map of where Team USA medalists call home:

View Team USA Medalists By Hometown in a full screen map

That's all for the Summer Games until 2016 in Rio.

For more on the 2012 London Games, please be sure to check out our Olympic Hub and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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