Olympic Wrap-Up: Californians Golden in Medal Count

During the 17 days of the London Olympic Games, 962 medals were awarded. At least 23 were won by Californians, including 16 gold.

During the 17 days of the 2012 London Olympic Games, 10,500 athletes competed for 962 medals in 302 events covering 26 different sports. Of those medals, 110 were gold. Of the 204 nations represented, 85 received at least one medal and 54 won at least one gold medal, according to the website www.nbcolympics.com.

American swimmer Michael Phelps won four gold and two silver medals at the London Games, and became the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals. Meanwhile, seven countries reportedly won their first ever Olympic medal, including Grenada, Guatemala and Cyprus.

The United States of America won the total medal count (104) and the most gold medals (46). That was 17 and eight more, respectively, than second-place China. Russia was third with 82 medals and 24 gold, while host Great Britian was fourth with 65 medals and 29 gold, the most for the country since the 1908 London Games.

Here’s how the Olympians from Patch cities in California fared:

Samuel Mikulak, Newport Beach, Gymnastics — 5th Men’s Team Final; 5th Men’s Vault

Tumua Anae, Newport Beach, Water Polo — Gold Medal

Tony Azevedo, Long Beach, Water Polo — 8th Place

Howard Bach, San Francisco, Badminton — Lost in Men’s Doubles Group Prelims

Ryan Bailey, Long Beach, Sprinter — 5th 100m Final

Ryan Bailey, Long Beach, Water Polo — 8th Place

Keshia Baker, Fairfield, Relays — Gold Medal, Women’s 4x400 Relay

Layne Beaubien, Coronado, Water Polo — 8th Place

Jillian Camarena- Williams, Woodland, Shot Put — 16th Place

Tyson Chandler, Compton, Basketball — Gold Medal

Annika Dries, Laguna Beach, Water Polo — Gold Medal

Jan Ebeling, Moorpark, Dressage — 7th Place Team Grand Prix Special; 28th Place Individual Grand Prix Special

Scott Gault, Piedmont, Rowing — Bronze Medal, Men’s Four Final A

Sarah Hammer, Temecula, Cycling — Silver Medal, Women’s Omnium; Silver Medal, Team Pursuit

James Harden, Lakewood, Basketball — Gold Medal

Jessica Hardy, Long Beach, Swimming — Bronze Medal, Women’s 4x100 Freestyle Relay

Russell Holmes, Fountain Valley, Volleyball — Lost in Quarterfinals

Tim Hutten, Seal Beach, Water Polo — 8th Place

Kristian Ipsen, Clayton, Diving — Bronze Medal, Synchronized 3m Springboard

Kibwe Johnson, San Francisco, Hammer Throw — 9th Place

Jennifer Kessy, San Juan Capistrano, Beach Volleyball — Silver Medal

Kara Kohler, Clayton, Rowing — Bronze Medal, Women’s Quad Sculls

Mariya Koroleva, Concord, Synchronized Swimming — 11th Place Duet

Chay Lapin, Long Beach, Water Polo — 8th Place

Esther Lofgren, Newport Beach, Rowing — Gold Medal, Women’s Eight

Khatuna Lorig, West Hollywood, Archery — 4th Place, Recurve

Paul Lotman, Lakewood, Volleyball — Lost in Quarterfinals

John Mann, Newport Beach, Water Polo — 8th Place

McKayla Maroney, Long Beach, Gymnastics — Gold Medal, Women’s Team Final; Silver Medal, Women’s Vault

Alexander Massialas, San Francisco, Foil — 4th Men’s Foil Team; Round of 16 Individual Men’s Foil

Alex Morgan, Diamond Bar, Soccer — Gold Medal

Julie Nichols, Livermore, Rowing — 4th Place, LWT Women’s Double Sculls

Alex Osborne, Sherman Oaks, Rowing — Lost in Quarterfinals

Megan Rapinoe, Redding, Soccer — Gold Medal

Amy Rodriguez, Lake Forest, Soccer — Gold Medal

Sean Rosenthal, Hermosa Beach, Volleyball — Lost in Quarterfinals

Kyla Ross, Aliso Viejo, Gymnastics — Gold Medal, Women’s Team Final

Shannon Rowbury, San Francisco, Track — 6th Place, Women’s 1500m

Melissa Seidemann, Walnut Creek, Water Polo — Gold Medal

Jesse Smith, Coronado, Water Polo — 8th Place

Jessica Steffens, Danville, Water Polo — Gold Medal

Maggie Steffens, Danville, Water Polo — Gold Medal

Chloe Sutton, Mission Viejo, Swimming — 2nd Place Heat #3, Women’s 400m Freestyle

Brian Thornton, San Clemente, Volleyball — Lost in Quarterfinals

Rena Wang, Arcadia, Badminton — Lost in Women’s Singles Group Play

Lauren Wenger, Long Beach, Water Polo — Gold Medal

Russell Westbrook, Long Beach, Basketball — Gold Medal

Adam Wright, Seal Beach, Water Polo — 8th Place

Erica Wu, Arcadia, Table Tennis — Lost in Women’s Individual, First Round

Lily Zhang, Palo Alto, Table Tennis — Lost in Women’s Team, First Round; Lost in Women’s Singles, First Round


S.A.P. August 13, 2012 at 06:46 PM
As much as I would have loved for Ryan Bailey to win a gold medal, he didn't :(
Mike Casey August 13, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Thanks Shipwrek. Just think if he had, we really would have cleaned up!
Lawrence (Larry) McCook August 13, 2012 at 09:21 PM
I personally get an intense feeling of patriotic pride everytime the American Flag is raised and the American Anthem is played! Good Show USA athletes!
S.A.P. August 13, 2012 at 11:53 PM
Mike, I really wish I was wrong & you were right. I'm glad our athletes did so well and especially happy our local men & women were so well represented on the podium.


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