Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The Summer Olympics

Are over for another 4 years. But, to recap the USA's medal count, here are the results:


Number of Medals Won:

  • Gold - 36

  • Silver - 38

  • Bronze - 36

Grand Total Medal Count - 110 (the most of any country)


Records Breakers:


  • Men's 400m Medley Qualification - Heat 4, Michael Phelps, 4:07.8
  • Men's 400m Medley Final, Michael Phelps, 4:03.84
  • Men's 100m Backstroke - Heat 4, Matt Grevers, 53.41
  • Women's 400m Freestyle - Heat 5, Katie Hoff, 4:03.71
  • Men's 4x100m Free Qualification - Heat 1, Nathan Adrian, Cullen Jones, Ben Wildman-Tobriner, Matt Grevers, 3:12.23
  • Men's 4x100m Free Qualification, Nathan Adrian, Cullen Jones, Ben Wildman-Tobriner, Matt Grevers, 3:12.23
  • Men's 4x100m Free Final, Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones, Jason Lezak, 3:08.24
  • Men's 200m Butterfly Qualification, Michael Phelps, 1:53.70


  • Men's double trap (150 targets) Qualification, Walton Eller, 145


Medal Standings:


  • Men's Basketball
  • Men's Volleyball
  • Women's Basketball
  • Track and Field, Men's 4X400 Meter Relay - LaShawn Merritt, David Neville, Angelo Taylor, Jeremy Wariner
  • Track and Field, Women's 4X400 Meter Relay - Mary Wineberg, Monique Henderson, Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards
  • Track and Field, Men's Decathlon, Bryan Clay
  • Men's Beach Volleyball, Todd Rogers, Philip Dalhausser
  • Track and Field, Men's 400 Meters, LaShawn Merritt
  • Women's Soccer
  • Women's Beach Volleyball, Kerri Walsh, Misty May-Treanor
  • Track and Field, Women's 100-Meter Hurdles, Dawn Harper
  • Gymnastics, Women's Balance Beam, Shawn Johnson
  • Wrestling, Men's Freestyle Under 55 kg, Henry Cejudo
  • Sailing, Radial - One-Person Dinghy, Anna Tunnicliffe
  • Equestrian, Team Jumping, Mclain Ward, Laura Kraut, Will Simpson, Beezie Madden
  • Track and Field, Men's 400-Meter Hurdles, Angelo Taylor
  • Track and Field, Women's Discus Throw, Stephanie Brown Trafton
  • Rowing, Women's Eight With Coxswain, Erin Cafaro, Lindsay Shoop, Anna Goodale, Elle Logan, Anne Cummins, Susan Francia, Caroline Lind, Caryn Davies, Mary Whipple
  • Swimming, Men's 4x100-Meter Medley Relay, Aaron Peirsol, Brendan Hansen, Michael Phelps, Jason Lezak
  • Tennis, Women's Doubles, Serena Williams, Venus Williams
  • Shooting, Men's Skeet (125 targets), Vincent Hancock
  • Swimming, Men's 100-Meter Butterfly, Michael Phelps
  • Gymnastics, Women's Individual All-Around, Nastia Liukin
  • Swimming, Men's 200-Meter Individual Medley, Michael Phelps
  • Swimming, Men's 200-Meter Backstroke, Ryan Lochte
  • Swimming, Women's 200-Meter Breaststroke, Rebecca Soni
  • Cycling, Women's Individual Time Trial, Kristin Armstrong
  • Swimming, Men's 4x200-Meter Freestyle Relay, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Ricky Berens, Peter Vanderkaay
  • Swimming, Men's 200-Meter Butterfly, Michael Phelps
  • Shooting, Men's Double Trap (150 targets), Walton Eller
  • Swimming, Men's 100-Meter Backstroke, Aaron Peirsol
  • Swimming, Women's 100-Meter Backstroke, Natalie Coughlin
  • Swimming, Men's 200-Meter Freestyle, Michael Phelps
  • Swimming, Men's 4x100-Meter Freestyle Relay, Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale, Cullen Jones, Jason Lezak
  • Swimming, Men's 400-Meter Individual Medley, Michael Phelps
  • Fencing, Women's Individual Sabre, Mariel Zagunis


  • Men's Water Polo
  • Women's Volleyball
  • Cycling, Men's BMX, Mike Day
  • Track and Field, Men's 110-Meter Hurdles, David Payne
  • Track and Field, Men's 400 Meters, Jeremy Wariner
  • Taekwondo, Men's Featherweight (58-68 kg), Mark Lopez
  • Track and Field, Women's 200 Meters, Allyson Felix
  • Softball
  • Women's Water Polo
  • Track and Field, Women's 400-Meter Hurdles, Sheena Tosta
  • Track and Field, Men's 200 Meters, Shawn Crawford
  • Gymnastics, Men's Horizontal Bar, Jonathan Horton
  • Gymnastics, Women's Balance Beam, Nastia Liukin
  • Track and Field, Men's 400-Meter Hurdles, Kerron Clement
  • Track and Field, Women's Pole Vault, Jennifer Stuczynski
  • Gymnastics, Women's Uneven Parallel Bars, Nastia Liukin
  • Gymnastics, Women's Floor Exercise, Shawn Johnson
  • Fencing, Men's Team Sabre, James Williams, Keeth Smart, Jason Rogers, Tim Morehouse
  • Sailing, Finn - Heavyweight Dinghy, Zach Railey
  • Swimming, Women's 4x100-Meter Medley Relay, Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni, Christine Magnuson, Dara Torres
  • Swimming, Women's 50-Meter Freestyle, Dara Torres
  • Track and Field, Women's Heptathlon, Hyleas Fountain
  • Fencing, Women's Team Foil, Hanna Thompson, Erinn Smart, Emily Cross
  • Rowing, Women's Single Sculls, Michelle Guerette
  • Swimming, Women's 200-Meter Backstroke, Margaret Hoelzer
  • Track and Field, Men's Shot Put, Christian Cantwell
  • Shooting, Men's 50-Meter Free Rifle Prone (60 Shots), Matthew Emmons
  • Gymnastics, Women's Individual All-Around, Shawn Johnson
  • Swimming, Men's 200-Meter Backstroke, Aaron Peirsol
  • Shooting, Women's Skeet (75 Targets), Kimberly Rhode
  • Gymnastics, Women's Team, Shawn Johnson, Nastia Liukin, Chellsie Memmel, Samantha Peszek, Alicia Sacramone, Bridget Sloan
  • Equestrian, Individual Eventing, Gina Miles
  • Swimming, Women's 100-Meter Breaststroke, Rebecca Soni
  • Swimming, Men's 100-Meter Backstroke, Matt Grevers
  • Swimming, Women's 400-Meter Freestyle, Katie Hoff
  • Swimming, Women's 100-Meter Butterfly, Christine Magnuson
  • Swimming, Women's 4x100-Meter Freestyle Relay, Natalie Coughlin, Lacey Nymeyer, Kara Lynn Joyce, Dara Torres
  • Fencing, Women's Individual Sabre, Sada Jacobson


  • Boxing, Heavyweight (81-91 kg), Deontay Wilder
  • Men's Baseball
  • Taekwondo, Men's Welterweight (68-80 kg), Steven Lopez
  • Cycling, Men's BMX, Donny Robinson
  • Cycling, Women's BMX, Jill Kintner
  • Equestrian, Individual Jumping, Beezie Madden
  • Track and Field, Men's 110-Meter Hurdles, David Oliver
  • Track and Field, Men's 400 Meters, David Neville
  • Taekwondo, Women's Featherweight (49-57 kg), Diana Lopez
  • Track and Field, Men's 200-Meters, Walter Dix
  • Track and Field, Women's 400-Meters, Sanya Richards
  • Track and Field, Men's 400-Meter Hurdles, Bershawn Jackson
  • Gymnastics, Women's Floor Exercise, Nastia Liukin
  • Rowing, Men's Eight With Coxswain, Beau Hoopman, Matt Schnobrich, Micah Boyd, Wyatt Allen, Daniel Walsh, Steven Coppola, Josh Inman, Bryan Volpenhein, Marcus Mc Elhenney
  • Wrestling, Women's Freestyle 55-63 kg, Randi Miller
  • Track and Field, Men's 100 Meters, Walter Dix
  • Tennis, Men's Doubles, Mike Bryan, Bob Bryan
  • Track and Field, Women's 10000 Meters, Shalane Flanagan
  • Swimming, Women's 100-Meter Freestyle, Natalie Coughlin
  • Swimming, Men's 200-Meter Individual Medley, Ryan Lochte
  • Fencing, Women's Team Sabre, Becca Ward, Mariel Zagunis, Sada Jacobson
  • Wrestling, Men's Greco-Roman 84-96 kg, Adam Wheeler
  • Swimming, Women's 4x200-Meter Freestyle Relay, Allison Schmitt, Natalie Coughlin, Caroline Burckle, Katie Hoff
  • Swimming, Men's 100-Meter Freestyle, Jason Lezak
  • Judo, Middleweight (63-70 kg), Ronda Rousey
  • Cycling, Men's Individual Time Trial, Levi Leipheimer
  • Swimming, Women's 200-Meter Individual Medley, Natalie Coughlin
  • Swimming, Women's 100-Meter Backstroke, Margaret Hoelzer
  • Swimming, Men's 200-Meter Freestlye, Peter Vanderkaay
  • Gymnastics, Men's Team, Alexander Artemev, Raj Bhavsar, Joey Hagerty, Jonathan Horton, Justin Spring, Kai Wen Tan
  • Shooting, Women's Trap (75 Targets), Corey Cogdell
  • Swimming, Women's 400-Meter Individual Medley, Katie Hoff
  • Swimming, Men's 400-Meter Freestyle, Larsen Jensen
  • Swimming, Men's 400-Meter Individual Medley, Ryan Lochte
  • Fencing, Women's Individual Sabre, Becca Ward
  • Shooting, Men's 10-Meter Air Pistol (60 Shots), Jason Turner

Until we meet again Olympics. See you in Vancouver, Canada in 18 months!


Jackie. said...

YOU were more dedicated to the Olympics than anyone I know. I just kept scrolling and scrolling and scrolling....

ssbean said...

Thanks the Olympic recap. I love the olympics and look forward to the day I get to take my little one to it.