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Top 15 Biggest Winners at the London 2012 Olympic Games

August 13, 2012 by Galvin Tan in Sports with 0 Comments


As the curtain on the Olympic stage closes, we come to an end of another great sporting legacy. USA tops the table with a total of 104 medals won with China PR taking second spot with a total of 87 medals. Host country Team GB did a great job  coming in third and bagged a total of 65 medals collectively.

But do you know who the biggest winner of all is? Now here’s the list of Top 15 Biggest Winners with more than 3 or more Olympic medals at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

1) Michael Phelps (USA) – Swimming

Michael Fred Phelps II is a retired American swimmer and the most decorated Olympian of all time with 22 medals – Wikipedia

Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final – GOLD
Men’s 100m Butterfly Final – GOLD
Men’s 200m Individual Medley Final – GOLD
Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final – GOLD
Men’s 200m Butterfly Final – GOLD
Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final – SILVER

 

2) Missy Franklin (USA) – Swimming

Melissa Jeanette “Missy” Franklin is an American swimmer and four-time Olympic gold medalist. She currently holds the world record in the 200-meter backstroke and the American record in both the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke – Wikipedia

Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final (WR) – GOLD
Women’s 200m Backstroke Final (WR) – GOLD
Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final (OR) – GOLD
Women’s 100m Backstroke Final – GOLD
Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final – BRONZE

 

3) Allison Schmitt (USA) – Swimming

Allison Rodgers Schmitt is an American swimmer who specializes in freestyle events, and is a six-time Olympic medalist – Wikipedia

Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final (WR) – GOLD
Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final (OR) – GOLD
Women’s 200m Freestyle Final (OR) – GOLD
Women’s 400m Freestyle Final – SILVER
Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final – BRONZE

 

4) Usain Bolt (JAM) – Track

Usain St. Leo “Lightning” Bolt, OJ, C.D., is a Jamaican sprinter widely regarded as the fastest person ever. He is the first man to hold both the 100 metres and 200 metres world records – Wikipedia

Men’s 4 x 100m Relay Final (WR) – GOLD
Men’s 200m Final – GOLD
Men’s 100m Final (OR) – GOLD

 

5) Allyson Felix (USA) – Track

Allyson Michelle Felix is a track and field sprint athlete, who competes internationally for the United States, primarily in the 200 meters. She also competes at the 100 meter and the 400 meter distances – Wikipedia

Women’s 4 x 400m Relat Final – GOLD
Women’s 4 x 100m Relay Final (WR) – GOLD
Women’s 200m Final – GOLD

 

6) Dana Vollmer (USA) – Swimming

Dana Whitney Vollmer is an American swimmer, Olympic gold medalist, and world record holder. At the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece she won a gold medal as a member of the winning United States – Wikipedia

Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final (WR) – GOLD
Women’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final (OR) – GOLD
Women’s 100m Butterfly Final (WR) – GOLD

 

7) Ryan Lochte (USA) – Swimming

Ryan Steven Lochte is an American international swimmer and an eleven-time Olympic medalist and a resident of Florida. His seven individual Olympic medals rank as second all-time in men’s swimming – Wikipedia

Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final – GOLD
Men’s 400m Individual Medley Final – GOLD
Men’s 200m Individual Medley Final – SILVER
Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final – SILVER
Men’s 200m Backstroke Final – BRONZE

 

8) Sun Yang (CHN) – Swimming

Sun Yang is a Chinese Olympic and world-record-holding distance swimmer. He swam for China at the 2008 Olympics – Wikipedia

Men’s 1500m Freestyle Final (WR) – GOLD
Men’s 400m Freestyle Final (OR) – GOLD
Men’s 200m Freestyle Final – SILVER
Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final – BRONZE

 

9) Ranomi Kromowidjojo (NED) – Swimming

Ranomi Kromowidjojo is a Dutch swimmer of Javanese Surinamese origin who mainly specialises in freestyle but also swims in backstroke and butterfly events – Wikipedia

Women’s 50m Freestyle Final (OR) – GOLD
Women’s 100m Freestyle Final (OR) – GOLD
Women’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final – SILVER

 

10) Yannick Agnel (FRA) – Swimming

Yannick Agnel is a French swimmer and national record holder in the 200 and 400 m freestyle. At the 2010 European Aquatics Championships, Agnel won three medals, including gold in the 400 m freestyle – Wikipedia

Men’s 200m Freestyle Final – GOLD
Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final – GOLD
Men’s 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay Final – SILVER

 

11) Rebecca Soni (USA) – Swimming

Rebecca Soni is an American swimmer who is a breaststroke specialist and six-time Olympic medalist. She currently holds the world record in the 100-meter breaststroke and the 200-meter breaststroke – Wikipedia

Women’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final (WR) – GOLD
Women’s 200m Breaststroke Final (WR) – GOLD
Women’s 100m Breaststroke Final – SILVER

 

12) Matthew Grevers (USA) – Swimming

Matthew Grevers is an American international swimmer who competes in the backstroke and freestyle events – Wikipedia

Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final – GOLD
Men’s 100m Backstroke Final (OR) – GOLD
Men’s 4x100m Freestyle Relay – SILVER

 

13) Nathan Adrian (USA) – Swimming

Nathan Ghar-jun Adrian is an American swimmer and three-time Olympic gold medalist who currently holds the American record in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events. Wikipedia

Men’s 4 x 100m Medley Relay Final – GOLD
Men’s 100m Freestyle Final – GOLD
Men’s 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay Final – GOLD

 

14) Alexandra Raisman (USA) – Gymnastics

Alexandra Rose “Aly” Raisman is an American artistic gymnast who was captain of the gold medal-winning US Women’s Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics and individually won a gold medal on the floor and a bronze medal on the balance beam – Wikipedia

Women’s Team Final – GOLD
Women’s Floor Exercise Final – GOLD
Women’s Beam Final – BRONZE

 

15) Zou Kai (CHN) – Gymnastics

Zou Kai is a five-time Olympic and World champion Chinese gymnast, specializing in the Floor exercise and the Horizontal bar – Wikipedia

Men’s Team Final – GOLD
Men’s Floor Exercise Final – GOLD
Men’s Horizontal Bar Final – BRONZE



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