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U.S. brings home the gold

Jordan Burroughs defeated Iran’s Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi to win gold in men’s 74kg wrestling. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Gymnast Gabrielle Douglas, 16, won gold in the women’s individual all-around and the women’s team competition. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Missy Franklin, 17, was among the most successful athletes at the London Olympics, winning gold in the women’s 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke as well as in the 4x100m medley relay and 4x200m freestyle relay. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Ashton Eaton won gold in the men’s decathlon. The decathlon has 10 events: 1,500-meter race, javelin throw, pole vault, discus throw, 110m hurdles, 400m race, high jump, shot put, long jump and 100m race. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Claressa Shields became the first American woman to receive a boxing gold medal, winning in the 75kg weight class. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Swimmer Tyler Clary won gold in the men’s 200-meter backstroke. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Allyson Felix of Los Angeles is the first U.S. woman to win three gold medals in track since 1988. She won the 200-meter gold in 21.88 seconds. She was also on the gold medal-winning teams for the women’s 4x400-meter relay and 4x100-meter relay. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Teammates Misty May-Treanor, right, and Kerri Walsh Jennings won gold in beach volleyball for the third straight Olympics. They beat a second American team in the finals. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Phelps has the most Olympic medals of any athlete, 22, and the most gold, 18. He won four gold medals in London, in the men’s 100-meter butterfly, the 200-meter individual medley, the team 4x100-meter medley relay and the team 4x200-meter freestyle relay.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
The Williams sisters took gold in women’s doubles tennis for the third time. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Aries Merritt won gold in the men’s 110-meter hurdles. (Clive Brunskill / Getty Images)
The women’s soccer team avenged their loss in the World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Japan. It was the third consecutive gold medal for the American team.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Aly Raisman won gold in the women’s floor exercise and the women’s team competition. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
At just 15 years old, Katie Ledecky won gold in the women’s 800-meter freestyle. She broke Janet Evans’ 23-year-old U.S. record in the race. (David Eulitt / Kansas City Star / MCT)
Jennifer Suhr cleared the bar at 15 feet 7 inches to win gold in women’s pole vault. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
The U.S. Dream Team beat Spain 107-100 in a gold medal rematch of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Kim Rhode won gold in women’s skeet shooting. She has won a medal in every Summer Olympic Games since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Swimmer Dana Vollmer won gold in the women’s 100-meter butterfly in a world-record time of 55.98 seconds. She also swam on gold-medal winning teams in the women’s 4x100-meter medley relay and 4x200-meter freestyle relay. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
David Boudia won gold in men’s 10-meter platform diving, becoming the first American man to win the event since 1988. (Barbara Walton / EPA)
Christian Taylor won gold in the men’s triple jump. His 17.81-meter jump is the longest this year. (Chris McGrath / Getty Images)
From left, Tianna Madison, Carmelita Jeter, Bianca Knight and Allyson Felix won the women’s 4x100-meter relay sprint in a world record time of 40.82 seconds. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Kristin Armstrong won gold in the individual time trial for road cycling. At 38, she was the oldest woman to win a cycling gold medal. (Alex Livesey / Getty Images)
Ryan Lochte won gold in the men’s 400-meter individual medley and in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Jamie Gray won gold in the women’s 50-meter rifle three-position. (Marwan Namani / AFP / Getty Images)
Sanya Richards-Ross won gold in the women’s 400-meter sprint and as the anchor for the 4x400-meter relay team. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Allison Schmitt set an Olympic record and won gold in the women’s 200-meter freestyle with a time of 1:53.61. She also won team gold medals in the women’s 4x100-meter medley relay and 4x200-meter freestyle relay.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Brothers Mike, left, and Bob Bryan won gold in men’s doubles tennis. (Luis Acosta / AFP / Getty Images)
The women’s water polo team beat Spain 8-5 to win gold. (Gary Ambrose / Los Angeles Times)
Rebecca Soni won gold in the women’s 200-meter breaststroke and set a world record time of 2:19:59. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
The eight-person U.S. team won gold in 6:10.59, just over a second faster than the silver medal-winning Canadian team. (Armando Franca / AFP / Getty Images)
Jake Varner of Bakersfield won gold in the men’s 96kg freestyle wrestling competition. (Yuri Cortez / AFP / Getty Images)
The United States women’s basketball team won gold in dominant fashion, beating France 86-50 in the final. It was the fifth straight Olympic gold medal for the U.S. women’s team. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Matthew Grevers won gold in the men’s 100-meter backstroke and the 4x100-meter medley relay. His 52.16 time in the backstroke was an Olympic record.  (Daniel Ochoa De Olza / Associated Press)
Brittney Reese won gold in the women’s long jump. (Adrian Dennis / AFP / Getty Images)
From left, Francena Mccorory, Allyson Felix, DeeDee Trotter and Sanya Richards-Ross won gold in the women’s 4x400-meter relay. (Franck Fife / AFP / Getty Images)
Nathan Adrian won gold in the men’s 100-meter freestyle and the 4x100-meter medley relay.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Vincent Hancock won gold in men’s skeet shooting. (Lars Baron / Getty Images)
Kayla Harrison won gold in women’s 78kg judo. She became the first American woman to win a judo medal. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Serena Williams beat Russia’s Maria Sharapova to win her first gold medal in women’s singles tennis. (Gary Ambrose / Los Angeles Times)
From left, Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman and Kyla Ross won the gold in women’s team artistic gymnastics. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
From left, Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens beat France to win gold in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
From left, swimmers Nathan Adrian, Matthew Grevers, Brendan Hansen and Michael Phelps won gold in the men’s 4x100-meter medley relay. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Swimmers Dana Vollmer, Rebecca Soni, Missy Franklin and Allison Schmitt won gold in the women’s 4x100-meter medley relay. They set a world record at 3:52.05 minutes.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
From left, Allison Schmitt, Shannon Vreeland, Dana Vollmer and Missy Franklin won gold in the women’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay. (David J. Phillip / Associated Press)
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