And the USA pulled through in the 2012 Olympic Games with an astonishing victory to snatch up first place.
The final medal count at USA with 46 Gold (104 Total) and China in second place with 38 Gold medals (88 total).
Although the US and China were neck and neck in the race, the US had a strong finish. However, this was not the most shocking moment of the Games.
—Gabby Douglas, U.S. gymnast, sweeps team and all-around gold to make history as the first African American Gymnast to win gold, and first to win in both categories.—
—Americans broke 7 world records this Olympics! Five in swimming, one in shooting and one in track…not to mention all were broken by women.—
—Michael Phelps says goodbye after an awe-inspiring record of 22 Olympic medals .—
—Four women’s teams were kicked out for intentionally tanking badminton matches.—
— World gymnastics Champion Jordyn Wieber missed her chance at the gold medal when she finished behind teammates Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas during the qualifying rounds.—
—Team USA’s Men’s Gymnastics team falls from first place rankings down to fifth.—
—China’s Yi Shiwen smashed a world record in the women’s 400-meter individual medley, finishing her 50 meter split faster than one of the best U.S. male swimmers, Ryan Lochte.—
—Hungary Loses First Men’s Water Polo Match in 12 Years.—
As we say, farewell to the Summer Olympic Games of 2012, we wait with anticipation for the next exciting and ever-entertaining Olympic Games.
Until next time…