The 2012 Summer Olympics in London ended today with the United States taking home the most medals with 104 overall. The USA won 46 gold medals, 29 silver and 29 bronze medals. China came in second place with a medal count of 87 and Great Britain finished in third place with 65 medals.
The United States Men’s Basketball team won the gold medal today by defeating Spain by a score of 107-100. Kevin Durant led the team in points today with 30. This was a very close game all the way through as the United States was only up by one point after three quarters.
Jacob Stephen Varner won a gold medal today as well in wrestling. The Iowa State alum defeated Valerii Andriitsev from the Ukraine in the final of the men’s 96 kg Freestyle. He had to defeat George Gogshelid from the Republic of Georgia to reach the finals.
Michael Phelps led all American in medals with six. He took home four gold medals and two silvers in swimming. Two women swimmers finished with five medals overall. Missy Franklin won four gold medals and one bronze. Her teammate, Allison Schmitt goes home with three gold medals, one silver medal and one bronze.
Keshia Baker was one of two former Oregon Ducks to win a gold medal in London. Baker received her gold medal on Saturday as a member of the women’s 4x400m relay team. She didn’t run in the final on Saturday but she ran in the semifinals which took place Friday night. Baker graduated from Oregon in 2010.
Ashton Eaton took home the gold in the men’s decathlon with a total of 8,869 points. American Trey Hardee came in second place in the event with 8,671 points. Eaton is a 2010 Oregon graduate.
Galen Rupp was the lone former Duck to win a silver medal at the Olympics. Rupp won his medal in the men’s 10,000m. He also participated in the 5,000m race where he finished seventh.