Olympic medal count: USA leads in final tally as London Olympics 2012 ends, China second, Britain thirdBy Angel Cuala on Aug 13, 2012 in Europe, Sports •
Updated: August 13, 2012 2:10 p.m.
The United States (USA) led the final Olympic medal count, as shown the Top 20 table below, with the London Olympics 2012 having its last day on Sunday, August 12, 2012, after two weeks of sports competition, which will be followed by its closing ceremony where Spice Girls will be among the performers.
As noted at the official website of London 2012 Olympics that day, USA had a total of 104 medals won, with 46 of them are gold, and 29 each for silver and bronze. China won 38 gold medals, 27 silver medals, and 22 bronze medals, for a total of 87 medals; or 17 medals behind USA.
On the other hand, host country Britain landed on the third spot with the most number of gold medals won, winning 29 of them, along with 17 silver, and 19 bronze medals; or a total of 65 medals. Russia is on the fourth place after winning 24 gold but has won 82 medals, winning more silver and bronze medals over Britain.
Meanwhile, South Korea landed on the fifth place, which was followed by Germany and France that tied in the number of gold medals won, with both Italy and Hungary winning 8 gold medals each. Australia and Japan won 7 gold medals each, and although Japan won more medals, Australia has more silver medals than Japan.
On its final day this Sunday, 15 events were held which includes the men’s basketball final match, where Team USA won the gold medal after beating Spain, 107-100. The game was considered a rematch of the classic game between the two countries at the Beijing Olympics in 2008, where US also won.
For the highlights of the boxing events that day, Anthony Joshua of Britain won the gold medal in super-heavyweight bout after beating Roberto Cammarelle of Italy, while fellow British boxer Fred Evans won the silver medal in the welterweight final after he lost from Serik Sapiyev of Kazakhstan.
On other highlights of different events on the same day, Laura Asadauskaite of Lithuania won the Olympic gold medal in women’s modern pentathlon, with Sam Murray of Britain winning the silver medal. France won against Sweden in the men’s Handball to win gold and has successfully defended their Olympic title.
London Olympics 2012 medal count of the Top 20 countries (Final tally)
Image Credit: London2012.com
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