The dominance of US women at the London 2012 Olympics

Perhaps my most favorite image from the London Olympics, certainly the best finish line photo. Carmelita Jeter, reacting to the US women’s 4x100M relay team not only winning a gold medal but setting the world record.

My sister compiled the following stats:

Gold Medals – 17 to the men/ 29 to the women… (Britain scored 29 medals in total between their men and women)

Silver Medals – 15 to the men/ 14 to the women

Bronze – 13 to the men/ 15 to the women/ 1 Mixed (Tennis mixed doubles)

Total Medal Count – 45 to the men/ 58 to the women/ 1 Mixed (Tennis mixed doubles)

Events where ONLY our men medaled – Archery

Events where ONLY our women medaled – Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling (Mountain Bike), Cycling (Road), Cycling (Track), Football (Soccer), Fencing, Judo, Volleyball, and Water Polo.

Maybe our women are more than just pretty faces!!

They definitely are!

Related: Thank You Women Athletes for a Great Olympics and US Female Olympians Have Won More Medal Points Than All But Four Countries


2 thoughts on “The dominance of US women at the London 2012 Olympics

  1. Hi Jessica,

    I have a question re: this part of a sentnce “The same belief that leads people to desire border fences, to malign immigrants,” in your “double sword” article.. Are you referring to legal immigrants?



  2. I was referring to immigrants, both documented and undocumented.

    Because of the heated rhetoric around undocumented immigrants, there is an on-going distrust of anyone who looks like what one imagines to be an undocumented immigrant (which is why people so dislike Arizona’s immigration bill because it fosters that issue) and that creates an uncomfortable space for many immigrants, no matter the status of their documentation.

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