Team USA has a plethora of possible medal winners across the spectrum of Olympic sports. On each day of action, the American side will have multiple performers "gutting it out" for their shot at glory for themselves and their team.
Everyone knows about Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte, but they aren't the only medal contenders for Team USA. Lesser-known athletes will rise up as well to earn their keep on the American team.
It's important to keep up with Team USA's medal count throughout this summer's games, and that's what we are here for.
Let's take a look at how Team USA is faring in London thus far.
*All included events had Team USA representatives in the final heat
*Results courtesy of nbcolympics.com
Team USA always comes into the Summer Olympics as one of the favorites to win the most medals, but China, Japan and many other countries have narrowed the gap. China has again surpassed the United States in total medals, but the US is holding onto the overall gold medal lead.
Here's the breakdown of Team USA's overall medal count.
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For full medal standings, check Bleacher Report's Official Medal Tracker.
Gold: United States
The United States continued its dominance in the sport of basketball as it won its second straight gold medal and fifth total since it allowed NBA players to participate in 1992.
Spain provided the toughest test in the tournament in the final game, but Team USA came through with a 107-100 score led by Kevin Durant and his 30 points.
Russia finished a great tournament that included wins over Spain, Brazil and Lithuania with a narrow victory over Argentina to win the bronze.
Croatia went 8-0 throughout the Olympics and rightfully earned a gold medal in water polo with an 8-6 victory over Italy in the finals.
Serbia outscored rival Montenegro 12-11 in a highly entertaining shootout for the bronze medal.
The United States went into the quarterfinals with high hopes, but were no match for Croatia and lost 8-2 in the first round of the knockout stage.
Gold: Jaroslav Kulhavy, Czech Republic
Silver: Nino Schurter, Switzerland
Bronze: Marco Aurelio Fontana, Italy
This was a long course that took almost an hour and a half to complete, but Jaroslav Kulhavy needed everything he had to edge out Nino Schurter by only a second. Marco Aurelio Fontana was leading early on but finished with the bronze medal.
American cyclist Todd Wells was among the leaders throughout the race, but he could not hold on late and finished in 10th place.
Brazil was one point away from winning the final in straight sets and finishing the knockout round with a 9-0 set record. However, the Russian team came back and won the last three sets to take the gold in men's volleyball.
Italy earned the bronze with a win over Bulgaria. In the quarterfinals, Italy surprised many by defeating Team USA, the defending Olympic champions.
Gold: Egor Mekhontcev, Russia
Silver: Adibek Niyazymbetov, Kazakhstan
Bronze: Yamaguchi Falcao Florentino, Brazil
Bronze: Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Ukraine
In one of the closest matches of the entire Olympics, Egor Mekhontcev edged Adibek Niyazymbetov on points to earn the gold medal for Russia.
Marcus Browne continued a poor week for the United States boxing team as he lost in the first round in a close match against Damien Hooper.
Gold: Anthony Joshua, Great Britain
Silver: Roberto Cammarelle, Italy
Bronze: Ivan Dychko, Kazakhstan
Bronze: Magomedrasul Medzhidov, Azerbaijan
Anthony Joshua had a huge third round to please the home crowd and win the gold medal for Great Britain. He was losing after the first two rounds, but his third round scorecard of 8-5 was enough to win.
The Americans barely had a chance in the super heavyweight class, as Dominic Breazeale was demolished in the first round.
Gold: Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu, Japan
Silver: Sushil Kumar, India
Bronze: Akzhurek Tanatarov, Kazakhstan
Bronze: Livan Lopez Azcuy, Cuba
Yonemitsu had a few close calls throughout the tournament, but the Japanese wrestler was able to come out on top to win the gold medal. His turn in the second round against Sushil Kumar was enough to clinch the match in the finals.
Veteran Jared Frayer was not able to win a match for the United States team as he was shut out by Ali Shabanau of Belarus in the round of 16.
Gold: Jake Varner, USA
Silver: Valerii Andriittsev, Ukraine
Bronze: George Gogshelidze, Georgia
Bronze: Khetag Gazyumov, Azerbaijan
Jake Varner won the second gold medal for the U.S. wrestling team as he went 4-0 in the tournament. He only needed one point in each round to win the final over Ukrainian wrestler Valerii Andriittsev.
The California native won two NCAA Championships at Iowa State and has now reached the pinnacle of his sport as an Olympic champion.
Gold: Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana, Cuba
Silver: Tugstsogt Nyambayar, Mongolia
Bronze: Michael Conlan, Ireland
Bronze: Misha Aloyan, Russia
It was a close final match, but Cuba continued an impressive Olympics in boxing as Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana took the gold in the flyweight final.
Rau'Shee Warren, the United States representative at this weight, only had one opportunity to shine but lost a close match in the round of 16. He opened up the match strong, but French fighter Nordine Oubaali edged him 19-18.
Gold: Vasyl Lomachenko, Ukraine
Silver: Soonchul Han, South Korea
Bronze: Yasniel Toledo Lopez, Cuba
Bronze: Evaldas Petrauskas, Lithuania
Vasyl Lomachenko had one of the most dominant performances of the Olympics as he rolled through the lightweight tournament and won the gold medal.
The Urkaine athlete won four matches with relative ease, including winning the final by a ten-point margin, leaving little doubt over who is the best.
American Jose Ramirez defeated Rachid Azzedine of France in the first round, but continue keep the momentum as he lost in his next match to end his Olympic hopes.
Gold: Serik Sapiyev, Kazakhstan
Silver: Fred Evans, Great Britain
Bronze: Andrey Zamkovoy, Russia
Bronze: Taras Shelestyuk, Ukraine
Fred Evans was not able to feed off the crowd in the gold medal match as he lost all three rounds to Serik Sapiyev by an overall score 17-9.
American Errol Spence had an impressive tournament, defeating Myke Ribeiro de Carvalho of Brazil and then Vikas Krishan of India. Unfortunately, he fell to eventual bronze medalist Andrey Zamkovoy in the quarterfinals, losing any hope of a medal for the United States in boxing.
Gold: Stephen Kiprotich, Uganda
Silver: Abel Kirui, Kenya
Bronze: Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich, Kenya
The United States usually dominates track and field competitions, but country has not fared well in the marathon. African nations have a long record of success in the 26.2 mile run, and that held true on the final day of Olympic competition.
Stephen Kiprotich of Uganda won the race with a time of 2:08:01, but American Meb Keflezighi was close behind with a fourth-place finish in 2:11:06. While he will not get a medal, the California resident should be proud of a quality run.
Gold: Yevgenia Kanayeva, Russia
Silver: Daria Dmitrieva, Russia
Bronze: Lyubov Cherkashina, Belarus
Notable USA Performer: Julie Zetlin
Russia has been spectacular at the Olympic Games, and the rhythmic gymnastics all-around was just business as usual for this remarkable side. An impressive 10 of their 68 total medals at the Games come from both rhythmic gymnastics and gymnastics.
Kanayeva and Dmitrieva were outright impressive, and posted scores of 116.900 and 114.500 respective in coming out on top.
American stud in the event, Julie Zetlin, was eliminated after qualification and was unable to take home a medal at the event.
Mexico was able to shock the world after winning the gold medal in men's soccer for the first time in history.
Mexico was an underdog heading into the final round against Brazil, but a fast start that included a score 29 seconds into the game gave Mexico the edge. They were able to hang on and complete a 2-1 victory over Brazil.
Korea was able to win the bronze after a dominating 2-0 victory over Japan.
Gold: Julie Bresset, France
Silver: Sabine Spitz, Germany
Bronze: Georgia Gould, USA
Georgia Gould's solid time of 1:32:00 had this American shining bright at the Olympic Games on Day 15 at London.
Her time had her third place in the women's mountain bike final and the bronze medal gave Team USA their 95th medal of the Games.
Julie Bresset's impressive run for France had her No. 1 on the say and holding the gold medal. Sabine Spitz of Germany was a close second in the final stretch.
Spain and Australia met in the final round, and after a mishap that sent the Australian skipper into the water, Spain was able to capitalize and win the gold medal during a dramatic 3-2 win in a best of five match.
The bronze medal was fought over by Finland and Russia. Finland won three races and held Russia to just one win.
Gold: Sergey Kirdyapkin, Russia
Silver: Jared Tallent, Australia
Bronze: Si Tianfeng, China
The men's 50 kilometer walk reached a conclusion on Saturday, August 11, with Sergey Kirdyapkin taking home the gold medal.
The Russian Kirdyapkin finished with a time of three hours, 35 minutes and 59 seconds.
Australian native Jared Tallent took home the silver and finished about a minute behind Kirdyapkin with a time of 3:36:35.
Si Tianfeng gave China yet another medal after earning a bronze with a time of 3:37:16.
Gold: Elena Lashmanova, Russia
Silver: Olga Kaniskina, Russia
Bronze: Qieyang Shenjie, China
The Russians were able to add two medals to their collection after they took home both the gold and silver medals in the women's 20-kilometer walk.
Elena Lashmanova took the gold in one, 25 minutes and two seconds. Fellow Russian Olga Kaniskina finished in second with a time of 1:25:09.
China was able to gain another bronze medal after Qieyang Shenjie finished with a time of 3:37:16.
Gold: Ed McKeever, Great Britain
Silver: Saul Craviotto Rivero, Spain
Bronze: Mark de Jonge, Canada
Noteable USA Performer: Tim Hornsby
Ed McKeever and Saul Cravotto Rivero had themselves a battle for the gold medal, yet it was Ed McKeever that prevailed in the end.
American rider Tim Hornsby posted a time of 39.37 to finish the race, finishing seventh place in the final B heat.
Silver: United States
Bronze: Trinidad and Tobago
In what was a photofinish in London, as the United States 4x400 men's relay team fell just short in the end.
Team USA lost by 33 tenths of a second and were anchored by Angelo Taylor. Tony McQuay, Joshua Mance and Bryshon Nellum all participated in the event as well for the squad.
The silver-medal finish for the team marked the 94th medal for Team USA at the London Games.
Gold: Kyung Seon Hwang, South Korea
Silver: Nur Tatar, Turkey
Bronze: Paige McPherson, USA
In what was a dominating victory for Paige McPherson, she represented her Team USA in styl with her 8-3 victory.
The bronze-medal performance came after defeating Slovenia talent Franka Anic. After a back-and-forth battle in Round 1 that had the two tied at three points, McPherson posted four straight points and three in the final round to claim the medal.
South Korea's Kyung Seon Hwang asserted her dominance at these games and won all four matches she played, including a 12-5 blowout in the final over Turkish star Nur Tatar.
Gold: United States
The American female relay team won gold honors at London on Day 14, finishing the women's 4x100 relay in a time of 40.82, a new world record.
Jamaica and Ukraine were right behind, both set national records with their strong finishes.
The US squad of Allyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter, Tianna Madison and Bianca Knight can celebrate this accomplishment for a long time.
Gold: Meseret Defar, Ethiopia
Silver: Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot, Kenya
Bronze: Tirunesh Dibaba, Ethiopia
It was a great day for the Ethiopians in the women's 5000-meter run at the 2012 London Games. Meseret Defar and Tirunesh Dibaba both landed on the podium for the African nation, earning gold and bronze respectively.
Kenya's Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot took home silver.
For the Americans though, Day 14's track event was a disappointment. United States athletes Molly Huddle and Julie Culley finished 11th and 14th respectively, failing to find the podium.
Gold: Jordan Burroughs, United States
Silver: Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi, Iran
Bronze: Soslan Tigiev, Uzbekistan
Bronze: Denis Tsargush, Russia
American wrestler Jordan Burroughs dominated the competition in London on Day 14 to add another gold medal to the American count.
Burroughs defeated Iran's Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi, who earned the silver medal for a solid effort.
Russia's Denis Tsargush and Uzbekistan's Soslan Tigiev both earned bronze in the men's 74 kg freestyle.
Gold: Maris Strombergs, Latvia
Silver: Sam Willoughby, Australia
Bronze: Carlos Mario Oquendo Zabala, Colombia
Latvia's Maris Strombergs was the quickest rider on Day 14 in London during the men's BMX final, finishing in a time of 37.576.
Australia's Sam Willoughby and Colombia's Carlos Mario Oquendo Zabala were right behind, both earning podium finishes with silver and bronze respectively.
American Connor Fields struggled immensely, finishing seventh in the field of eight riders, coming past the line in a time of 1:03.033.
Gold: Mariana Pajon, Colombia
Silver: Sarah Walker, New Zealand
Bronze: Laura Smulders, Netherlands
Colombia's Mariana Pajon took home the gold medal in women's BMX on Day 14, outlasting a field of talented riders, including New Zeland's Sarah Walker and Dutch rider Laura Smulders, who earned silver and bronze respectively.
Pajon finished in a time of 37.706, just ahead of both Walker and Smulders.
American rider Brooke Cain finished dead last in the field of eight riders in the final, coming in with a time of 40.286.
Gold: Oussama Mellouli, Tunisia
Silver: Thomas Lurz, Germany
Bronze: Richard Weinberger, Canada
Tunisian open water swimmer Oussama Mellouli won gold in the men's open water final on Day 14 from London, completing the competition in a time of 1:49:55.1.
German Thomas Lurz and Canadian Richard Weinberger finished atop the podium, earning silver and bronze respectively.
Meanwhile, it was difficult day for American Alex Meyer, who finished 10th in a time of 1:50:48.2, not far behind the leaders.
Gold: Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher, Australia
Silver: Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell, Great Britain
Bronze: Juan de la Fuente and Lucas Calabrese, Argentina
The men's sailing team of Malcolm Page and Mathew Belcher won gold in the men's 470 sailing medal race on Day 14.
British sailors Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell brought home the silver for the host nation, while Argentine Olympians Juan de la Fuente and Lucas Calabrese rounded out the podium.
Americans Stu McNay and Graham Biehl finished 14th in disappointing fashion.
Gold: Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie, New Zealand
Silver: Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark, Great Britain
Bronze: Lisa Westerhof and Lobke Berkhout, Netherlands
New Zealand's pair of sailors reigned supreme on Day 14 at the London Games, winning gold in the women's 470 sailing medal race.
Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie out-classed the field on the water. British supporters were glad to see Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark make the podium, while Dutch sailors Lisa Westhof and Lobke Berkhout joined them.
The United States team of Amanda Clark and Sarah Lihan came up short in the end, finishing ninth in the field of 20 pairs.
Gold: Servet Tazegul, Turkey
Silver: Mohammad Bagheri Motamed, Iran
Bronze: Terrence Jennings, USA
Bronze: Rohullah Nikpai, Afghanistan
American Terrence Jennings from Alexandria, Virginia beat Diogo Silva 8-5 in one of two bronze-medal matches of the day, but it was Turkey's Servet Tazegul who stole the show.
Tazegul edged out Iran's Mohammad Bagheri Motamed 6-5 thanks to a four-point second period that gave him a commanding 5-3 lead.
Rohullah Nikpai defeated Martin Stamper of Great Britain 5-3 to take home the other bronze medal awarded.
Gold: United States
Team USA won the gold medal in women's soccer with a 2-1 victory over rival Japan. Carli Lloyd found the back of the net twice for the Americans to give her team a 2-0. Hope Solo and the back line were able to hold the Japanese off in the waning minutes.
This has to be one of the sweetest wins ever for the members of Team USA, as Japan spoiled the American effort in the 2011 Women's World Cup final.
Canada was able to beat France in the bronze-medal match on a last-minute goal from Diana Matheson.
Gold: United States
The United States women's water polo team defeated Spain 8-5 in the gold-medal match to complete a run of six-straight games without a loss. Maggie Steffens led the way with five goals on five shots. The team as a whole exhibited tremendous efficiency, scoring on 47.8 percent of its shots.
Australia, which the United States beat in the semifinals, won the bronze-medal match against Hungary by a score of 13-11.
Gold: Ashton Eaton, USA
Silver: Trey Hardee, USA
Bronze: Leonel Suarez, Cuba
Americans Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee swept the top-two stops in the track and field decathlon to top a field of 26 finishers.
Eaton got off to a quick start on the first day, and wound up placing first in the 100-meter dash, long jump and 400-meter. He finished second in the high jump and third in the pole vault.
Hardee wasn't as dominant, but he did well to keep pace with his fellow countryman. He finished in the top-10 in all nine events.
Bronze medalist Leonel Suarez of Cuba won the high jump and javelin throw.
Gold: Christian Taylor, USA
Bronze: Will Claye, USA
Silver: Fabrizio Donato, Italy
Americans Christian Taylor and Will Claye came out on top of the 12-man field to finish one and two in the men's triple jump.
Taylor made sure that nobody made it close, jumping 17.81 meters, 0.19 further than his nearest competitor. Claye flew a solid distance on 17.62 meters, 0.14 meters more than bronze-medalist Fabrizio Donato.
Gold: Usain Bolt, Jamaica
Bronze: Yohan Blake, Jamaica
Silver: Warren Weir, Jamaica
The Jamaicans swept the 200-meter final, with Usain Bolt crossing the finish line first with a time of 19.32 seconds. His training partner, Johan Blake, finished 0.12 seconds behind him.
Bolt further solidified himself in sprinting lore by becoming the first man to sweep the 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash in consecutive Olympic Games.
American Wallace Spearmon coasted to a fourth-place finished by posting a respectable time of 19.90 seconds, but was kept off the podium by the trio of speedy Jamaicans.
Gold: Chen Ruolin, China
Silver: Brittany Broben, Australia
Bronze: Pandelela Rinong Pamg, Malaysia
China continued its dominance in diving as Chen Ruolin helped the country win its sixth gold medal of the games and ninth medal overall.
The United States did not have any competitors qualify for the final, but Katie Bell and Brittany Viola had solid showings in the semifinal. Viola is the daughter of former Cy Young award winner Frank Viola, so athleticism obviously runs in the family.
Gold: Saori Yoshida, Japan
Silver: Tonya Lynn Verbeek, Canada
Bronze: Jackeline Renteria Castillo, Colombia
Bronze: Yuliya Ratkevich, Azerbaijan
Saori Yoshida had a dominant run through the 55 kg weight class as she won the gold medal without giving up a point in four contests. She won her third straight gold and should now be in consideration as one of the best wrestlers of all time, regardless of gender.
The Americans never had a chance as Kelsey Campbell had to face the Japanese star in the first round. She lost without a fight.
Gold: David Rudisha, Kenya
Silver: Nijel Amos, Botswana
Bronze: Timothy Kitum, Kenya
David Rudisha set a new world record in a very fast 800-meter race. Almost every competitor set new personal bests as the field pushed each other to the limits, but the Kenyan came out on top.
The United States came close to earning a medal in this event as Duane Solomon and Nick Symmonds finished fourth and fifth respectively. Unfortunately, they could not catch the African runners.
Gold: Claressa Shields, USA
Silver: Nadezda Torlopova, Russia
Bronze: Marina Volnova, Kazakhstan
Bronze: Jinzi Li, China
Claressa Shields put together one of the most dominant runs of any weight class to win the only boxing gold medal for the United States.
The Michigan native is only 17-years-old, but controlled her opponents in all three rounds. Shields had an impressive 29-15 semifinal win and finished off Torlopova in the finals by a score of 19-12.
In the first ever women's boxing tournament at the Olympics, Shields has to be proud of her accomplishments.
Gold: Katie Taylor, Ireland
Silver: Sofya Ochigava, Russia
Bronze: Mavzuna Choriyeva, Tajikistan
Bronze: Adriana Araujo
Katie Taylor of Ireland took the gold medal after defeating Sofya Ochigava in a highly contested 10-8 victory in the final match.
The American team did not really come close to earning a medal in this weight class, as Queen Underwood did not make it out of the first round. She lost to Great Britain's Natasha Jonas by a score of 21-13.
Gold: Nicola Adams, Great Britain
Silver: Ren Cancan, China
Bronze: Mary Kom, India
Bronze: Marlen Esparza, USA
One win in the quarterfinals was all it took for Marlen Esparza to earn bronze in the flyweight division. She easily defeated Venezuelan fighter Karlha Magliocco 24-16 after a first round bye, but then could not handle Ren Cancan.
Still, the 23-year-old has a lot of boxing ahead of her and she be a contender in the next Olympics.
Cancan eventually lost to hometown hero Nicola Adams in the gold medal match.
Gold: Charlotte Dujardin, Great Britain (90.089)
Silver: Adelinde Cornelissen, Netherlands (88.196)
Bronze: Laura Bechtolsheimer, Great Britain (84.339)
It's another gold medal for the hometown team, and another unfortunate outcome for the U.S.
America's only competitor in the event—Steffan Peters—finished second-to-last with a score of 77.286, which was about 14 points off Dujardin's winning score. This event was right in Great Britain's wheelhouse, and it showed.
Fun fact: Dujardin, the gold medalist, is the niece of American Idol executive producer Nigel Lythgoe, who tweeted his excitement about the family Olympian, post-win:
She did it she did it she did it #GOLD— Nigel Lythgoe (@dizzyfeet) August 9, 2012
Gold: Eva Risztov, Hungary (1:57:38.2)
Silver: Haley Anderson, USA (1:57:38.6)
Bronze: Martina Grimaldi, Italy (1:57:41.8)
A race of this length does not usually come down to the wire, but that is what happened after Eva Risztov held off Haley Anderson at the last second of the open water competition.
Anderson finished 0.4 seconds behind the leader, but continues the U.S. dominance in swimming, although this one was outside the pool.
Risztov led for five of the six laps to come away with a gold.
Gold: Misty May-Treanor/Kerri Walsh, USA
Silver: April Ross/Jenn Kressy, USA
Bronze: Larissa Franca/Juliana Felisberta Silva, Brazil
Team USA knew they would take home two two pairs of medals going in to the gold-medal match. They just didn't know which team would wear gold and which would be stuck with silver.
As expected Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh defeated April Ross and Jenn Kressy in just two sets to win their third straight Olympic title.
Gold: Brittney Reese, USA
Silver: Elena Sokolova, Russia
Bronze: Janay DeLoach, USA
It didn't take long for Brittney Reese to lock up Olympic gold. On just her second of six attempts, she recorded a jump of 7.12 meters which held up as the longest leap for the remainder of the competition. Even a personal best by Elena Sokolova couldn't top Reese's jump.
Janay DeLoach will also join Reese on the podium after she recorded a jump of 6.89 meters.
Gold: Aries Merritt, USA
Silver: Jason Richardson, USA
Bronze: Hansle Parchment, Jamaica
Team USA couldn't have finished better in the men's 110-meter final.
Aries Merritt set a personal best with a time of 12.92 blowing away the field. Well, everyone expect his teammate Jason Richardson who recorded a 13.04.
Richardson actually had the slowest reaction time of the field at 0.194 seconds, but it obviously didn't cost him.
Gold: Allyson Felix, USA
Silver: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaica
Bronze: Carmelita Jeter, USA
Allyson Felix took gold like she was projected to on Wednesday, but she won't be the only one representing the red, white and blue on the podium. She'll be joined by Carmelita Jeter who recorded a time of 22.14 to earn bronze.
Felix ran a 21.88 outrunning Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce by almost two tenths of a second.
The only American who didn't medal was Sanya Richards-Ross who finished fifth with a time of 22.39.
Gold: Natalya Antyukh, Russia
Silver: Lashina Demus, USA
Bronze: Zuzana Hejnova, Czech Republic
Three Americans participated in the women's 400-meter hurdles final, but only one made it to the podium. Georganne Moline finished fifth with a time of 53.92 seconds and T'erea Brown sixth with a 55.07.
Lashinda Demus, on the other hand, was favored to win silver and she didn't disappoint. Demus recorded a time of 52.77 seconds. The run was her seasonal best.
Demus finished just 0.07 seconds behind Russia's Natalya Antyukh for gold.
Gold: Steve Guerdat, Switzerland
Silver: Gerco Schroder, Netherlands
Bronze: Cian O'Connor, Ireland
No medal for the United States, which had four competitors in the event. Rich Fellers finished in eighth place while McLain Ward, Reed Kessler and Beezie Madden all finished outside the top 25. Obviously not the results they were hoping to achieve.
Guerdat earned gold for Switzerland on his horse Nino Des Buissonnets. Schroder and O'Connor rounded out the podium for Netherlands and Ireland, respectively.
Gold: Hitomi Ibara, Japan
Silver: Mariya Stadnyk, Azerbaijan
Bronze: Carol Huynh, Canada and Clarissa Chun, USA
Obara claimed the gold medal over Stadnyk, despite losing 4-0 on technical points in the first period. She came charging back and claimed a 3-1 victory.
Huynh defeated Isabelle Sambou 3-0 to claim one of two bronze medals that were up for grabs, and the American Chun claimed the second Irina Melnik-Merleni also 3-0.
Chun's bronze medal is Team USA's first top-three finish in London.
Bronze: Marlen Esparza, United States & Chungneijang Mery Kom Hmangte, India
The United States gets a bronze courtesy of Esparza, who lost her semifinal bout to China's Cancan Ren by a score of 10-8. She did her best to combat Ren's defensive approach, but it wasn't enough to earn the victory.
Gold and silver will be awarded on Thursday following the gold medal match between Ren and Nicola Adams of Great Britain.
Gold: Laura Trott, GBR
Silver: Sarah Hammer, USA
Bronze: Annette Edmondson, AUS
Trott barely edged the American silver-medalist in a heated time trial in the women’s track cycling omnium on Tuesday.
Hammer represented her country well and just missed bringing home another gold medal for the stars and stripes.
She had a two-point leading going into the final 500-meter time trial but Trott’s victory was worth a gold-clinching three points.
Edmondson rounded out the podium with a bronze finish.
Gold: Aly Raisman, USA
Silver: Catalina Ponor, ROU
Bronze: Aliya Mustifina, RUS
Raisman’s near-perfect performance on the floor capped off an epic Olympic Games for Team USA women’s gymnastics.
The 18-year-old scored a 15.600 for her routine, while Ponor earned a 15.200 and Mustafina edged out Italian Vanessa Ferrari for bronze with a 14.900.
Fellow American Jordyn Wieber had a disappointing performance, finishing in second-to-last place in a field out of eight competitors with a 14.500.
This was Reisman’s second medal today, as she earned a bronze earlier on the balance beam.
Gold: Deng Linlin, China
Silver: Sui Lu, China
Bronze: Aly Raisman, USA
Despite the Chinese dominating the women’s balance beam event—with Deng Linlin and Sui Lu winning gold and silver respectively—Team USA has another strong showing in an event they weren’t expected to do much in.
The bronze was won by American Aly Raisman (15.066) with a tiebreaker over Romania’s Catalina Ponor.
Raisman’s execution score was higher, thus giving her third place.
Gabby Douglas also competed for Team USA in the balance beam, but a slip resulted in a terrible score of 13.633 that relegated her to seventh place.
Gold: Dorian van Rijsselberge, Netherlands
Silver: Nick Dempsey, Great Britain
Bronze: Przemyslaw Miarczynski, Poland
After a long battle in the men’s sailing RS-X, it was ultimately the Netherlands Dorian van Rijsselberge winning the gold over Great Britain’s own Nick Dempsey. Przemyslaw Miarczynski of Poland took home the bronze.
The only American in this competition—Bob Willis—finished in 22nd.
Gold: Marina Alabau Neira, Spain
Silver: Tuuli Petaja, Finland
Bronze: Zofia Noceti-Klepacka, Poland
From start to finish, it was Spain’s Marina Alabau Neira that had command of this race and never relinquished it. Tuuli Petaja of Finland and Zofia Noceti-Klepacka of Poland finished second and third respectively.
The only American women participating in this event was Farrah Hall, who was forced to settle for 20th overall.
Gold: Alistair Brownlee, Great Britain
Silver: Javier Gomez, Spain
Bronze: Jonathan Brownlee, Great Britain
British brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee both landed on the podium in the men's triathlon on Day 11, earning gold and bronze respectively.
Spanish athlete Javier Gomez finished second to bring home silver.
Alistair Brownlee's winning time was 1:46:25. Gomez was 11 seconds back and Brownlee's brother Jonathan was 31 seconds back of gold.
Meanwhile American challengers Hunter Kemper and Manuel Huerta finished 14th and 51st respectively. Kemper was more than two minutes back of the winner, while Huerta finished more than seven minutes after Brownlee crossed the finish.
Gold: Felix Sanchez, Dominican Republic
Silver: Michael Tinsley, United States
Bronze: Javier Culson, Puerto Rico
The United States returns to the podium thanks to Tinsley. The 28-year-old hurdler posted a personal best time to earn the silver medal. His time of 47.91 was enough to safely earn him second place, but he was no match for Sanchez.
The Dominican Republic star cruised to victory with an impressive performance. His time of 47.63 was a seasonal best and was more than enough to earn him the gold. Puerto Rico gets bronze after Culson's third-place finish.
Two other Americans were in the race, Angelo Taylor and Kerron Clement, but were not a factor.
Gold: Nadzeya Ostapchuk, Belarus
Silver: Valerie Adams, New Zealand
Bronze: Evgeniia Kolodko, Russia
Another medal opportunity slips away for the United States as Michelle Carter finishes in fifth place. Her best shot came just over a meter short of the third-place finisher. She did improve on her qualifying mark, but it wasn't enough.
Ostapchuk blew away the field, winning the competition with relative ease. She was the only competitor to break the 21-meter barrier and had four total shots that would have been good enough to win gold, illustrating her dominance.
Adams came in second to earn silver for New Zealand and Kolodko of Russia completed the podium.
Gold: Jason Kenny, Great Britain
Silver: Gregory Bauge, France
Bronze: Shane Perkins, Australia
Jimmy Watkins was the only American to reach the tournament portion of the event, but he lost in the quarterfinals to eventual bronze medal winner Perkins from Australia. A victory in that matchup would have given him a chance at a medal.
Instead, Great Britain continued its recent hot streak with Kenny giving the host nation another gold medal. After a slow start to the London Games, the country now has 18 gold medals, third behind China and the United States.
Bauge won silver for France and the aforementioned Perkins earned third place for the Aussies.
Gold: Yang Hak Seon, South Korea
Silver: Denis Ablyazin, Russia
Bronze: Igor Radivilov, Ukraine
South Korea's Yang Hak Seon took home gold medal honors in the men's vault competition on Day 10 from the 2012 London Games. Russia's Denis Ablyazin won silver and Ukraine's Igor Radivilov rounded out the podium with bronze.
American gymnast Sam Mikulak finished fifth, failing to medal and earning a score of 16.050. Gold medalist Yang Hak Seon scored a 16.533, topping the field of eight competitors in the end.
Gold: Aliya Mustafina, Russia
Silver: He Kexin, China
Bronze: Beth Tweddle, Great Britain
Russia's Aliya Mustafina shined on the women's uneven bars on Day 10, winning gold with a score of 16.133. China's He Kexin earned silver with a 15.933, and Beth Tweddle won another bronze for the host nation, scoring a 15.916.
The most surprising result of the event by far though, was American Gabby Douglas' performance. Douglas, the gold medalist in the individual all-around finished dead last in the field of eight competitors. Douglas scored a 14.900.
Gold: Niccolo Campriani, Italy
Silver: Kim, Jonghyun, South Korea
Bronze: Matt Emmons, United States
Italy's Niccolo Campriani set a final Olympic record in the men's 50-meter rifle, 3 position shooting competition on Day 10, scoring 1278.5 total to edge South Korea's Kim Jonghyun by six points.
Jonghyun took home silver, while American Matt Emmons squeaked out bronze by 0.3 points over French competitor Cyril Graff. Emmons bronze-earning score was 1271.3.
Gold: Xu Lijia, China
Silver: Marit Bouwmeester, Netherlands
Bronze: Evi van Acker, Germany
China's Xu Lijia won gold in the women's laser radial sailing final on Day 10 in London, coming home in a time of 30:19. Dutch sailor Marit Bouwmeester finished eight seconds back, while Germany's Evi van Acker was 12 seconds back of the gold.
Xu Lijia's win earns China another gold medal, as they continue to dominate the 2012 London Games this summer.
American Paige Railey finished sixth in the event, 23 seconds back of the gold, but just 11 off of the podium.
Gold: Usain Bolt, Jamaica
Silver: Yohan Blake, Jamaica
Bronze: Justin Gatlin, United States
As expected the top two finishers in the men's 100-meter sprint were Jamaica's Usain Bolt followed by newcomer Yohan Blake.
Three Americans came in after the Jamaicans. Justin Gatlin BARELY inched out Tyson Gay by one one-hundredth of a second to earn the bronze medal for America.
Gold: Sanya Richards-Ross, United States
Silver: Christine Ohuruogu, Great Britain
Bronze: DeeDee Trotter, United States
The United States knocks it out of the park in the women's 400-meter final. Bronze medalist DeeDee Trotter came within two one-hundredths of a second from winning the silver medal. She also came within three one-hundredths of a second of not medaling at all.
After the gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross, there was a close pack vying to come in second place. She won comfortably but it was still close down to the wire.
Gold: Max Mirnyi and Victoria Azarenka, Belarus
Silver: Andy Murray and Lisa Robson, Great Britain
Bronze: Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond, United States
Lisa Raymond and Mike Bryan competed and won the bronze medal subsequently after Raymond and teammates Liezel Huber dropped the bronze medal women's double final. Bryan was a gold medalist in the men's doubles bracket.
Also of note, Andy Murray competed in the gold medal game after his men's singles gold medal victory over No. 1 ranked Roger Federer. He'll likely be happy with the singles award in this case.
Gold: Tiki Gelana, Ethiopia
Silver: Priscah Jeptoo, Kenya
Bronze: Tatyana Petrova-Arkhipova, Russia
Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia captured women's marathon gold medal finishing in an Olympic record 2 hours, 23.07 minutes. It wasn't a cakewalk type finish for Gelana however, as Kenya's Priscah Jeptoo would finish just five seconds behind her for silver. Russia's Tatyana Petrova-Arkhipova finished third with a time of 2 hours, 23.29 minutes.
Two Americans would finish within the top-15 as Shalane Flanagan and Kara Goucher placed 10th and 11th respectively in the race.
Gold: Sandra Izbasa, Romania
Silver: McKayla Maroney, United States
Bronze: Maria Paseka, Russia
The United States women's gymnastics team added even more medals to their impressive count by taking silver in the vault finals, finishing just behind Romania's Sandra Izbasa who took gold.
Izbasa actually captured the gold medal at the gold in the last possible moment as she was the last gymnast to compete. The best was indeed saved for last as Izbasa posted a 15.191 score. Maroney finished with a score of 15.083 while Russia's Maria Paseka took bronze with 15.050.
Gold: Venus and Serena Williams, United States
Silver: Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka, Czech Republic
The Williams sisters won their 15th straight Olympic tennis match and captured the Olympic gold in women's doubles tennis for the United States.
The bout between them and the team of Hlavackova and Hradecka was not an easy one however, as the Czech team would win four games in both sets before taking the silver in the tournament.
For Serena, this marks her second tennis gold medal in two days, already winning the women's singles tournament on August 4 by defeating Maria Sharapova.
Gold: Kai Zou, China
Silver: Kohei Uchimura, Japan
Bronze: Denis Ablyazin, Russia
Some of gymnastics powerhouse countries were able to grab another medal in the sport, with Kai Zou of China taking the gold medal in the men's floor exercise.
Zou scored a 15.933 on his way to gold with Japan's Kohei Uchimura and Denis Ablyazin of Russia both finishing with a score of 15.800. Uchimura would take the silver while Ablyazin took home the bronze.
American Jake Dalton was unable to reach the podium stand in this event, finishing in fifth place with a score of 15.333 on the day.
Gold: Frederik Loof and Max Salminen, Sweden
Silver: Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner, New Zealand
Bronze: Robert Stanjek and Frithjof Kleen, Germany
One of the first Olympic medal events to finish on Day 9 of the Summer Games was men's star sailing which saw the Swedish duo of Frederik Loof and Max Salminen take gold. The team finished in 32 minutes, 12 seconds just ahead of Hamish Pepper and Jim Turner of New Zealand.
The American duo of Brian Faith and Mark Mandelblatt finished sixth in the competition, ahead of four other teams in the process.
Gold: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Jamaica
Silver: Carmelita Jeter, United States
Bronze: Veronica Campbell-Brown, Jamaica
United States sprinter Carmelita Jeter may not have been able to capture the gold medal in London, but she did make a small bit of history en route to her silver medal finish.
Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica would successfully defend her Olympic gold medal in the event, but Jeter recorded the fastest second-place finish in history for the event.The race came down to a photo-finish where Fraser-Pryce would finish at 10.75 seconds while Jeter recorded a time of 10.78 seconds.
Jamaica would also take the bronze medal in the 100-meter was well, with Veronica Campbell-Brown finishing .03 seconds slower than Jeter with a time of 10.81.
Gold: Mo Farah, Great Britain
Silver: Galen Rupp, United States
Bronze: Tariku Bekele, Ethiopia
Just after the long jump event that saw Great Britain take gold, Mo Farah gave his country another track and field memory to be proud of when he win the men's 10,000-meter run.
Farah ran the distance in 27 minutes, 30.42 seconds, just besting Galen Rupp of the United States who finished in 27 minutes, 30.90 seconds.
about half a second later, Tariku Bekele of Ethiopia would cross the finish line and earn the bronze medal for the event.
Gold: Greg Rutherford, Great Britain
Silver: Mitchell Watt, Australia
Bronze: Will Claye, United States
Will Claye of the United States might not have won gold for his country in the men's long jump competition, but he did add to the nation's all-time lead in medals for track and field.
Claye added the 186th bronze track and field medal for Team USA while Greg Rutherford of Great Britain and Mitchell Watt of Australia would take home the gold and silver respectively.
Rutherford posted an 8.31 meter mark, .15 meters better than Watt's 8.16 meter jump. Claye recorded a jump of 8.12 meters.
Gold: United States
The same three countries ended up with medals in the men's 4x100-meter medley relay as the women's side, with the United States again taking the gold.
Michael Phelps and company finished almost two seconds ahead of silver medalist Japan with a time of three minutes, 29.35 seconds. The team's mark was a bit over two seconds off the world record pace set by the U.S. in 2009.
Australia and Japan also meddled, with Japan's male team getting the best of the Australians. The exact opposite happened during the women's race where Australia took silver and Japan took bronze.
Gold: United States
Adding even more hardware to the United States swimming team were the women's 4x100 meter medley relay team who finished with a new world record time of three minutes, 52.05 seconds.
Missy Franklin's squad finished almost a full two seconds ahead of Australia and almost four seconds faster than Japan who finished third.
This medal was Franklin's fifth of the games, four of which were gold.
Silver: South Korea
Bronze: United States
The United States women's fencing team just barely earned the bronze medal in the epee final by edging out Russia in sudden death. The third place game was a closely contested encounter but ultimately the U.S. was able to capture its first fencing medal of the 2012 London Games.
About an hour after the bronze medal game had been decided, China and South Korea would battle out for the gold medal. The Chinese did not have to fight nearly as hard to earn their medal as the Americans however, as they dominated South Korea by a score of 39 to 25.
Gold: Great Britain
Silver: United States
The United States team of Jennie Reed, Dotsie Bausch and Sarah Hammer put on a show on the cycling track but were no match for a Great Britain team who broke their own world record time in this event.
The Brits had broken the world record earlier on in the day during Round 1, only to break that mark they set just over an hour ago in the team pursuit finals.
The United States team would finish over five seconds slower than their gold medal counterparts, with Canada rounding out the podium with a time of three minutes, 17.915 seconds.
Gold: Mike and Bob Bryan, United States
Silver: Michael Llorda and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, France
Bronze: Julien Benneteau and Richard Gasquet, France
The second tennis final to wrap up on Day 8 of the London Games was the men's doubles tennis finals, which saw American twin brothers Mike and Bob Bryan take gold.
The twins defeated French duo Michael Llorda and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, who took silver in the tournament. While the U.S. were able to secure the gold medal for the double's tournament, France did take the bronze as well thanks to Julien Benneteau and Richard Gaquet who defeated Spain's David Ferrer and Feliciano Lopez in the third place match.
Gold: Serena Williams, United States
Silver: Maria Sharapova, Russia
Bronze: Victoria Azarenka, Belarus
Serena Williams annihilated Maria Sharapova in straight sets, 6-0, 6-1 on her way to the women's singles tennis gold medal on Saturday afternoon.
Williams, who is great on grass and recently won at Wimbledon 2012, never really faced a challenge it seemed in a rather easy stroll to the gold.
The gold is Williams' first singles medal of any kind in the Olympics. She's previously won two double's gold medals with her sister, Venus.
Gold: Jamie Lynn Gray, United States
Silver: Ivana Maksimovic, Serbia
Bronze: Adela Sykorova, Czech Republic
Jamie Lynn Gray was ranked No. 12 in the world prior to the Olympics but has outperformed the field and captured the women's 50m rifle 3 position gold medal.
Gray used her inexperience to avoid the pressure and used dead-eye precision in capturing another gold medal for the United States.
World No.1 Barbar Engleder of Germany won last year's World Cup Finals but struggled significantly with the pressure of the finals. She did not place in the final Top 8 of the competition.
Gold: Tomasz Majewski, Poland
Silver: David Storl, Germany
Bronze: Reese Hoffa, United States
Reese Hoffa of the United States posted the best qualifying score in the men's shot put but was upset in the finals by Tomasz Majewski of Poland.
Tomasz becomes the first man to win back-to-back Olympics shot put titles since American Parry O'Brien did in the 1950s.
Hoffa and fellow American Christian Cantwell were both expected to medal in the event but were bumped down by strong performances from Majewski and David Storl of Germany.
The United States' men's four won the bronze medal at the 2012 London Olympics. As expected, the dominant Great Britain team defended its Olympic rowing dynasty by securing its fourth consecutive gold medal in the event.
The Brits posted a time of 6:03.97 to win the gold in front of its nation.
Australia posed a significant challenge but ultimately came up just short. One minute and 23 seconds short, to be exact.
The USA's third place time of 6:07.20 was respectable enough for bronze but significantly behind the reigning champs.
Gold: Adrian Zielinski, Poland
Silver: Apti Aukhadov, Russia
Bronze: Kianoush Rostami, Iran
Kendrick Farris was the only American to reach the final round of competition in this event. He didn't contend for a medal, however, finishing a distant 10th. It would have been a surprise if he made the podium, though.
Zielinski wins the gold for Poland after a close battle with Aukhadov, who will take home silver for Russia. Even though weightlifting doesn't get much publicity during the Games, there was certainly some tension throughout this event.
Rostami of Iran earned the bronze medal for his efforts.
Gold: Florent Manaudou, France
Silver: Cullen Jones, United States
Bronze: Cesar Cielo, Brazil
After a slow start to the day, the United States have gotten on a roll thanks to the country's deep group of swimming stars. Jones is the latest American to get a medal, claiming the silver in the 50-meter freestyle, the quickest swimming race of the Games.
Jones finished two-tenths of a second behind Manaudou. Every swimmer in the field was actually within a second of first place, showing just how little time separates the top contenders in the race. American Anthony Ervin finished fifth.
The final athlete to take a spot on the podium for the event was Cielo from Brazil who beat out countryman Bruno Fratus by .02.
Gold: Katie Ledecky, United States
Silver: Mireia Belmonte Garcia, Spain
Bronze: Rebecca Adlington, Great Britain
Another gold for the United States as Ledecky swims a terrific race to win the 800-meter freestyle event. After grabbing an early lead she just kept building it every length of the pool and ended up finishing more than four seconds ahead of second place.
The dominant performance gives Team USA the lead in gold medals with 21, at least for the time being. Ledecky's time was only five-tenths of a second off a world record. If another swimmer would have been pushing her, she might have topped it.
Spain and Great Britain pick up the other medals with Garcia and Adlington pulling away from the field to earn second and third respectively.
Gold: Michael Phelps, United States
Silver: Chad le Clos, South Africa
Silver: Evgeny Korotyshkin, Russia
In the last individual race of Phelps' illustrious Olympic career he finishes in first place just like he had 16 times before. It's the three straight victory in the 100-meter butterfly for the American, who's now the most decorated Olympian ever.
The victory wasn't the easiest of Phelps' career, needing every last stroke to outlast Le Clos, who had edged him earlier in the Games. The Maryland native has seemed to be enjoying himself a lot more this time around, and it hasn't stopped him from winning.
Le Clos and Korotyshkin finished in a dead heat for second place, which means both athletes will receive silver and no bronze will be awarded.
Gold: Missy Franklin, United States
Silver: Anastasia Zueva, Russia
Bronze: Elizabeth Beisel, United States
Franklin, who has been the most talked about swimmer on the women's side throughout the Olympics, picks up her fourth medal. It's the third gold to go along with her victories in the 100-meter backstroke and as a part of the United States 4x200 freestyle relay.
She also set a new world record with a time of 2:04:06. The Americans picked up another medal as well with Beisel coming in third place to get bronze. She finished more than two seconds behind Franklin, but still made the podium comfortably.
Zueva finished in between the two Team USA members to earn another silver for Russia.
Gold: Michael Phelps, United States
Silver: Ryan Lochte, United States
Bronze: Laszlo Cseh, Hungary
Michael Phelps vs. Ryan Lochte II lived up to expectations and the two swimming superstars took first and second in the 200-meter individual medley.
Phelps finished with a time of 1:54.27, just .27 seconds off of Lochte's world record. Lochte touched .63 seconds after Phelps, with Laszlo Cseh earning bronze.
The first meeting between the two Americans in the 400-meter individual medley ended in a blowout victory for Lochte, with Phelps failing to medal. This time around, it was the epic contest the spectators hoped for, with Phelps pulling out a historic win.
His victory makes him the first man ever to win the same race in the swimming competition at three consecutive Olympics, as noted by NBC Sports' Jason Devaney.
Gold: Tyler Clary, United States
Silver: Irie Ryosuke, Japan
Bronze: Ryan Lochte, United States
The United States medal count received a bump after the 200-meter backstroke as both Tyler Clary and Ryan Lochte made it to the podium.
The medalists pulled away from the pack and were separated by the blink of an eye as the headed towards the wall. Clary finished .37 seconds ahead of Japan's Irie Ryosuke, while Lochte was .53 seconds off of the winning time.
Gold: Rebecca Soni, United States
Silver: Satomi Suzuki, Japan
Bronze: Iullia Efimova, Russia
Rebecca Soni was untouchable throughout the 200-meter breaststroke races. She set a world record in the semifinal with a time of 2:20.20, then finished the final in 2:19.59 to beat her own time and win the gold medal.
Japan's Satomi Suzuki finished second, touching the wall 1.13 seconds after Soni. Russia's Iullia Efimova was the other swimmer to medal.
Soni earned her second medal in London in what will go down as one of the most dominant performances at the 2012 Olympics.
Gold: Gabby Douglas, United States
Silver: Viktoria Komova, Russia
Bronze: Aliya Mustafina, Russia
Gabby Douglas has won the most coveted award in women's gymnastics—the Olympic individual all-around gold medal.
Douglas edged out Russia’s Viktoria Komova when the Russian gymnast did not do quite enough in the floor routine to surpass the American. This completed a meteoric rise for Douglas, who surprisingly won the all-around competition at U.S. Olympic trials.
The United States was close to taking a second medal in the event, but Russia’s Aliya Mustafina edged out Aly Raisman via a tiebreaker to take the bronze medal.
Gold: Kayla Harrison, United States
Silver: Gemma Gibbons, Great Britain
Bronze: Mayra Aguiar, Brazil
Kayla Harrison became the first American athlete to ever win gold in a Olympic judo event on Day 6 when she topped Great Britain's Gemma Gibbons in the gold medal match of the women's 78 kg.
Gibbons took home silver for the host nation while Brazilian Mayra Aguiar finished out the podium with bronze.
The gold was Harrison's first medal at the Summer Games and now she can call herself an Olympic champion
Gold: Ki Bo-Bae, South Korea
Silver: Aida Roman, Mexico
Bronze: Mariana Avitia, Mexico
In what had to be decided in a thrilling shootout, South Korea's Ki Bo-Bae turned out to be just a little bit closer to the target than Mexico's Aida Roman, taking home gold in the women's individual archery competition.
American Khatuna Lorig narrowly missed out on a podium finish, falling in the bronze medal match to Mexican Mariana Avitia.
Gold: United States
The United States women rowed their way to another gold medal for America in the 2012 London Games, outpacing the field to win by nearly two seconds.
The Americans finished in a time of 6 minutes, 10.59 seconds. Canada managed silver and the Netherlands finished more than four seconds ahead of fourth place Romania to bring home the bronze.
This marks the 30th Olympic medal awarded to the United States so far at this summer's Olympics.
The United States women's field hockey team took a big hit on Day 6, losing to Australia in group play, and severely damaging their chances to advance.
This according to The Harrisburg Patriot-News' David Bohr via Twitter:
Final score: Australia 1, Team USA 0 in Pool B field hockey. USA not out of medal contention but now it gets really complicated. #Olympics— David Bohr (@PN_David_Bohr) August 2, 2012
The United States still has two more group matchups left against New Zealand and South Africa, but they will need solid results in each if they are to compete for a medal this summer.
Gold: United States
17-year-old star Missy Franklin led off the American's 4x200-meter freestyle relay team and 22-year-old Allison Schmitt—who won gold in the 200-meter freestyle race in London—anchored the winning team.
Dana Vollmer and Shannon Vreeland swam the middle legs and the United States defeated Australia by a 1.49-second margin.
This race came down to the U.S. and Australia, as France was 4.57 seconds behind the Americans, and there was too much speed for anyone to catch this talented group.
Gold: Nathan Adrian, United States
Silver: James Magnussen, Australia
Bronze: Brent Hayden, Canada
American Nathan Adrian beat out Australia's James Magnussen in a furious finish and won the gold medal by the narrowest margin possible.
The 100-meter freestyle may go down as the most thrilling race of the 2012 Olympics as Adrian touched the wall just one one-hundredth of a second before Magnussen.
Canada's Brent Hayden took the bronze while reigning Cesar Cielo—the reigning world-record holder—finished in sixth place.
Gold: Kohei Uchimura, Japan
Silver: Marcel Nguyen, Germany
Bronze: Danell Leyva, United States
Kohei Uchimora made up for the disappointment of losing out on the gold medal in the team competition by winning the men's individual all-around event. This continues a dominant run by Uchimora after he won gold in the event at the 2009 and 2011 World Championships as well.
Germany's Marcel Nguyen took the silver and was trailed by USA's Danell Leyva.
Leyva earned the first medal for Americans in men's gymnastics after the disappointing fifth-place finish in the team competition. He had a shaky start to the event, but rallied in the final few events to edge out Ukraine's Mykola Kuksenkov and earn a trip to the podium.
Gold: Bradley Wiggins, Great Britain
Silver: Tony Martin, Germany
Bronze: Christopher Froome, Great Britain
Taylor Phinney of the United States had an impressive ride during the individual time trial, but it wasn't enough to land a medal. He finished in fourth place, 50 seconds behind the bronze medal position. He was the only American in the Final.
It was a productive event for the home country, though. Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins kept his incredible summer going by winning gold. He outpaced second place by 42 seconds. Froome added another bronze to Great Britain's total.
The United States end up earning just one medal in the four road cycling events.
Gold: Yutong Luo & Kai Qin, China
Silver: Ilya Zakharov & Evgeny Kuznetsov, Russia
Bronze: Troy Dumais & Kristian Ipsen, United States
The United States finds the podium again. Troy Dumais and Kristian Ipsen team up to win bronze in the men's synchronized springboard event with a score of 446.70. They beat the fourth-place team by 12 points to secure a medal.
They were still no match for the dominant Chinese pairing of Luo and Qin, though. The dynamic duo posted a score of 477 to claim gold. Russia came in second thanks to Zakhrov and Kuznetsov, but were still more than 17 points behind the winners.
China has now won the gold medal in all four diving events that have been completed in London. The United States has earned three medals.
Gold: Kristin Armstrong, United States
Silver: Judith Arndt, Germany
Bronze: Olga Zabelinskaya, Russia
Armstrong earns gold in the individual time trial for the second straight Olympic Games. The American crushed the competition, winning by more than 15 seconds, further illustrating her dominance in one of the marquee cycling events.
Along with her Olympic golds, Armstrong is also a two-time world champion in the time trial. It's dominance that doesn't get recognized until the Olympics. She was able to outlast Arndt and Zabelinskaya, who earned silver and bronze for their respective countries
The next best finisher from the United States was Amber Neben in seventh place.
Bronze: Great Britain
Another rowing disappointment for the United States. After the women's pair team missed out on a medal by two-tenths earlier in the day, the men's eight team fell three-tenths short of a bronze as well. That's two narrow misses by American teams on Wednesday.
Germany and Canada dominated for most of the race, blowing away the field to earn gold and silver respectively. The race for third was as close as you'll see in any event during the Olympics with four teams within seven-tenths of a second.
Unfortunately for the United States, they came up a little short in that furious fight to the finish and had to settle in fourth place, off the podium.
Bronze: United States
The United States was able to earn a bronze in the women's quadruple sculls event, beating out Australia by one second to earn the third-place medal. The win gave Team USA the lead in overall medals by one over China for the time being.
Natalie Dell, Kara Kohler, Megan Kalmoe and Adrienne Martelli were the four American women who earned the medal. It was a vast improved from four years ago when a different group from the United States finished a distant fifth.
Ukraine cruised to victory by more than two seconds and Germany came in second.
Gold: Helen Glover & Heather Stanning, Great Britain
Silver: Kate Hornsey & Sarah Tait, Australia
Bronze: Juliette Haigh & Rebecca Scown, New Zealand
The United States tandem of Sara Hendershot and Sarah Zelenka missed the podium by two-tenths of a second, finishing in fourth place. That's an excruciating defeat when you consider it was a race that lasted more than seven minutes.
Great Britain did earn its first gold medal of the games in the event thanks to Glover and Stanning, who dominated the field en route to victory. Australia and New Zealand rounded out the medal winners, both barely edging out the Americans.
It was a good effort by Hendershot and Zelenka, but it just wasn't enough to accomplish their medal dreams.
The United States cruised to a gold medal victory in the men's 4x200 freestyle relay, anchored by the greatest Olympian of all-time, Michael Phelps.
Phelps became the most decorated Olympian in history, winning his 19th career Olympic medal with the Americans' win in the lengthy relay, which featured Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens and Conor Dwyer swimming superb legs.
The French team finished more than three seconds back of the United States, while third place China came in nearly seven seconds after the Americans.
Gold: Ye Shiwen, CHN
Silver: Alicia Coutts, AUS
Bronze: Caitlin Leverenz, USA
American Caitlin Leverenz held on in the women's 200-meter individual medley final on Day 4 to grab Team USA another medal. Leverenz finished with a bronze, while Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen set a new Olympic record en route to gold.
World record holder in the event, American Ariana Kukors missed out on the podium, finishing fifth behind defending Olympic champion Stephanie Rice of Australia.
Leverenz finished 1.38 seconds behind Ye Shiwen. Kukors was 2.26 seconds off the Olympic record-setting pace.
Gold: Chad le Clos, RSA
Silver: Michael Phelps, USA
Bronze: Takeshi Matsuda, JPN
Michael Phelps won his Olympic record-tying 18th career medal on Day 4, earning a silver in the men's 200-meter butterfly final. But it was a move that commentators called a rookie mistake that cost Phelps the gold.
Phelps had a significant lead on South African Chad le Clos in the final seconds but opted to take an additional stroke instead of extending for the wall. The result: Phelps lost by 0.05 second.
Fellow American Tyler Clary finished fifth in the event, missing out on the podium, more than two seconds behind the winner.
Gold: Allison Schmitt, USA
Silver: Camille Muffat, FRA
Bronze: Bronte Barratt, AUS
American swimming star Allison Schmitt dominated the competition in Day 4's women's 200-meter freestyle final, setting a new Olympic record in the event and taking home gold for the USA.
Seventeen-year-old sensation Missy Franklin just missed out on the podium, finishing fourth right behind Australian Bronte Barratt.
France's Camille Muffat snagged the silver but was a heavy favorite to win coming in.
The American women lived up to the hype on Day 4 in London, winning gold in the gymnastics team final one day after the US men failed to medal.
The US finished with a score of 183.596, which was five points ahead of silver medalists Russia.
The five-member squad was brilliant throughout the competition at the North Greenwich Arena, one-upping each and every routine from the other participating nations.
Gabby Douglas, Jordyn Wieber, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney and Kyla Ross were nothing short of exceptional, and their gold medal in 2012 is an improvement over the silver the US team won in Beijing four years ago.
Romania had to settle for bronze for the second straight time at the Summer Games. It is the United States' first women's gymnastics team Olympic gold since 1996.
Gold: Vincent Hancock, USA
Silver: Anders Golding, Denmark
Bronze: Nasser Al-Attiya, Qatar
With his second gold medal in a row, Team USA Men’s Skeet shooting star Vincent Hancock has brought glory to his country and proved his utter dominance in the sport.
As great as Anders Golding of Denmark (silver) and Nasser Al-Attiya of Qatar (bronze) were throughout the Games, it was Hancock’s perfect score in the final round that sealed his fate.
At just 23-years-old, Hancock is sure to be one of the strongest shooters in this event for a long time. We’ll see Vincent Hancock in Rio 2016 when he goes for three Olympic golds in a row.
Gold: Ruta Meilutyte, LTU
Silver: Rebecca Soni, USA
Bronze: Satomi Suzuki, JPN
Soni was expected to win gold in this event as the defending world champion, but she couldn't get the job done. She lost by .08 seconds to gold-medal winner Meilutyte.
Team USA was also represented by Breeja Larson in this race. She didn't carry Soni's expectations into the event and managed to finish sixth.
This contest was close. The eighth-place finisher was just over two seconds behind the leader. Team USA had a strong showing, but they didn't walk away with their anticipated gold medal.
Gold: Matt Grevers, USA
Silver: Nick Thomas, USA
Bronze: Ryosuke Irie, JPN
The Americans picked up two valuable medals in the 100m backstroke event.
Matt Grevers of Lake Forest, Illinois took home the gold with a blazing time of 52.16, shattering the Olympics record. His 6’8”, 230-pound frame certainly contributed to his powerful finish.
Another Team USA member edged out the competition for the silver. Nick Thoman finished just ahead of Japan’s Ryosuke Irie(who took bronze) and capped off the American dominance of this event.
Gold: Missy Franklin, USA
Silver: Emily Seebohm, AUS
Bronze: Aya Terakawa, JPN
The 17-year-old from Colorado has won her first of, presumably, many gold medals in the Olympic Games.
Franklin is a prodigy that picked up a bronze as part of Team USA’s 4x100 freestyle relay group and now earned her own piece of hardware.
The gold medalist finished with a time of 58.33, with Seebohm coming in behind her with a 58.68 and Terakawa rounding out the podium by finishing in 58.83.
Gold: Yannick Agnel, FRA
Silver: Taehwan Park, KOR
Bronze: Yang Sun, CHN
Ryan Lochte's failure to medal adds to his increasingly disappointing Olympic run. He finished fourth and nearly two seconds behind the leader. That's not a solid showing the gold-medal favorite. What's worse is losing to Agnel one day after relinquishing a relay lead to him and his French teammates.
Lochte was Team USA's only representative in this event, and he failed to do what was expected of him.
China and Japan's finishes should have been anticipated. They are the world standard for male gymnasts and seem to be in the thick of things every year. Great Britain's bronze medal, on the other hand, is absolutely shocking.
It's even more surprising when you consider Team USA's finish. Danell Leyva, John Orozco, Johnathan Horton and Sam Mikulak were expected to earn a medal of some sort in this year's team final. Instead they finished fifth overall.
Team USA finished with 269.952 points in the final. That left them 1.759 points away from a bronze medal.
The United States have won a medal on the boards during Day 3 with a bronze in men’s synchronized diving, a sport that China has dominated in recent years.
Cao Yuan and Zhang Yanquan teamed up to score a total of 486.78 points over their six dives, while Mexican teammates German Sanchez and Ivan Garcia totaled up a 468.90 for performing some difficult feats.
Americans Nicky McCrory and David Boudia earned a tough bronze medal with a 463.47.
Gold: Kaori Matsumoto, JPN
Silver: Corina Caprioriu, ROU
Bronze: Marti Malloy, USA
These female judoka were all impressive during the 2012 London Games, but Japanese star Matsumoto turned out to be the best of the best and overcame the Romanian’s (Caprioriu) best.
The United States earned some metal because of Malloy’s efforts in the bronze medal match against an Italian, Giulia Quintavalle. It is the first medal in judo for the Americans during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Nathan Adrian, Michael Phelps, Cullen Jones and Ryan Lochte won a silver medal in this event, but their finish was disappointing. They held the lead coming into Lochte's anchor leg, but he couldn't close it out.
This is different than 2008. Team USA's Jason Lezak led a triumphant comeback that time around, and Team USA took home the gold medal.
Competition was going to be stiff, but this is disappointing for a team with this kind of talent.
Gold: Camille Muffat, FRA
Silver: Allison Schmitt, USA
Bronze: Rebecca Adlington, GBR
Schmitt swam an excellent race, but it wasn't good enough to defeat Muffat's record-breaking performance. Muffat's four minute and 1.45 second race broke the previous Olympic record.
That doesn't mean Schmitt didn't do her fair share. She broke the American record with a 4:01.77. That put her three-tenths of a second behind Muffat for the lead.
Schmitt's specialty is the 200-meter freestyle race, so her medal in the 400 free is a pleasant surprise for Team USA.
Gold: Cameron van der Burgh, RSA
Silver: Christian Sprenger, AUS
Bronze: Brendan Hansen, USA
Hansen's bronze medal is the fifth of an Olympic career that began in 2004. This was his last individual event, and he will retire without winning an Olympic gold medal.
He finished just over one second behind gold-medal winner and new world-record holder Van Der Burgh. His 50-meter split was 27.85, but he lost steam a bit in the second leg (31.64).
Hansen wasn't favored to win this event, so Team USA will be happy with his bronze medal. They didn't expect much from a formerly-retired athlete, but he wound up pulling his weight in London.
Gold: Dana Vollmer, USA
Silver: Lu Ying, CHN
Bronze: Alicia Coutts, AUS
Vollmer's gold-medal performance was also strong enough to earn her the world record. She swam a 55.98 second race, defeating Ying by 0.89 seconds. Not only does this earn her a world record, but she's the first woman to ever break the 56-second mark.
Team USA's Claire Donahue was also in this event's final heat. She finished seventh after logging a 57.48.
Donahue would have liked a better finish, but Vollmer's showing may be Team USA's best showing on Day 2 of Olympic action.
Add another victory to Vollmer's resume. She's the defending world champion in this race for a reason.
Gold: He Zi/Wu Minxia, CHN
Silver: Kelci Bryant/Abigail Johnston, USA
Bronze: Jennifer Abel/Emilie Heymans, CAN
Team USA isn't known for their diving prowess, but Bryant and Johnston managed to get on the board. Zi and Minxia won with 346.20 points. Bryant and Johnston recorded 321.90.
Bryant and Johnston performed their best on dive No. 3. They scored a 74.70 on a complicated acrobatic sequence.
In 2008, Bryant finished fourth in this event, while Johnston failed to qualify for Beijing.
Gold: Kim Rhode, USA
Silver: Wei Ning, CHN
Bronze: Danka Bartekova, SVK
Rhode earned the United States another gold medal with her expert shooting in this event. She shot a 74 in the quarterfinal round and a 25 in the final to defeat Ning 99-91.
Rhode's performance ties the world record in this event while earning her the Olympic record. Hitting 99 of 100 targets is truly a remarkable performance on this grand stage.
She won a silver medal in this event in 2008. Her gold medal in this year's games makes her the first athlete to ever win an individual medal in five straight Olympic games.
Gold: Marianne Vos, NED
Silver: Elizabeth Armitstead, GBR
Bronze: Olga Zabelinskaya, RUS
The United States had four participants in this year's road race, but no one finished higher than seventh place.
Shelley Olds took seventh. Evelyn Stevens finished 24th. Kristin Armstrong and Amber Neben finished back-to-back in 35th and 36th.
Team USA's four-person relay was made up of Missy Franklin, Jessica Hardy, Lia Neal and Allison Schmitt. The team broke an American record, but failed to earn a gold medal. That was due to Australia's Olympic record performance.
Franklin swam the first 100 meters and earned her team the lead. Hardy held that lead, but Neal and Schmitt gradually gave it up.
Gold: Shiwen Ye, CHN
Silver: Elizabeth Beisel, USA
Bronze: Li Xuanxu, CHN
Beisel raced well, but no one was going to beat Ye in this event. She broke the world record, and silver medal winner Beisel finished over two seconds behind her.
Team USA also was represented by Caitlin Leverenz. She finished tied for sixth with former world-record holder Stephanie Rice (Australia).
Gold: Yang Sun, CHN
Silver: Taehwan Park, KOR
Bronze: Peter Vanderkaay, USA
Sun set an Olympic record with his first-place finish and left the rest of the competition in the dust. Park, the second-place finisher, was nearly two seconds behind him.
Vanderkaay progressed as each length passed, but his efforts only earned him a bronze medal.
Conor Dwyer, Team USA's other representative, finished fifth.
Gold: Ryan Lochte, USA
Silver: Thiago Pereira, BRA
Bronze: Kosuke Hagino, JPN
Lochte won his first individual medal of the 2012 Summer Olympics with his performance in this event. He defeated silver-medal winner Pereira by nearly four seconds. He started slow, but got stronger as the race went along.
Michael Phelps also participated, but finished fourth. He was stuck in the eighth lane and could have been affected by his lack of peripheral vision from that spot. Either way, he didn't get any closer to becoming the Olympics' all-time medal winner.
Team USA lost the gold-medal match to Italy, 219-218. The Italian squad had eight 10s, while USA only had seven. It was a narrow margin, but good enough to earn Olympic gold.
The American squad is normally a contender in this event. A silver medal is a fine showing for a talented team led by Brady Ellison.
Gold: Siling Yi, CHN
Silver: Sylwia Bogacka, POL
Bronze: Dan Yu, CHN
No one earned a medal for Team USA, but they did have two competitors in the final heat. Jamie Gray finished fifth, and Sarah Scherer finished seventh.
The American team usually does well. They lead Olympic history with 105 total medals, but couldn't add to that total in London.
Gold: Alexandr Vinokurov, KAZ
Silver: Rigoberto Uran Uran, COL
Bronze: Alexander Kristoff, NOR
Team USA's Taylor Phinney finished in fourth place, but just barely. He narrowly missed a bronze-medal finish, but couldn't quite pull it out.
The Americans were also represented by Tyler Farrar (33rd), Timmy Duggan (88th), Chris Horner (93rd) and Tejay Van Garderen (104th).
This is always an interesting event because of the Tour de France's proximity to it, but Team USA performed rather well.
Gold: Great Britain
Bronze: United States
The team of Glen Ochal, Henrik Rummel, Charlie Cole, and Scott Gualt posted a time of 6:07.20. The U.S. were just over three seconds off the gold medal pace set by Great Britain. The Britons took gold in a run of 6:03.97, and the Aussies captured silver with a time of 6:05.19.
The U.S. were not expected to contend for gold in the men's four, and grabbing bronze is a welcome addition to the Team USA's medal count.
Gold: Jamie Gray, USA
Silver: Ivana Maksimovic, SRB
Bronze: Adela Sykorova, CZE
Jamie Gray set a new Olympic record in the event.
Gray led after the qualifying rounds with a score of 592. She was just two points ahead of Serbia's Maksimovic heading in to the finals.
Maksimovic posted a very good score of 97.5, but Gray was near perfect.
Gray's final round tally was 99.9. The total gave her a new Olympic record total of 691.9. The performance earned Gray the United States' first gold of the day.
Gold: Serena Williams, USA
Silver: Maria Sharapova, RUS
Bronze: Victoria Azarenka, BLR
Serena Williams put on another show in the finals against Maria Sharapova. Williams crushed Sharapova 6-0, 6-1 to claim her first single's Olympic gold.
The victory marked the third straight over a former, or current, No. 1 player in the world. In those three matches Williams only lost a total of seven games. It may go down as one of the greatest tournament performances in tennis history.
Williams was remarkable and gives the USA another gold medal.