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U.S. brings home the gold

Jordan Burroughs
Jordan Burroughs defeated Iran’s Sadegh Saeed Goudarzi to win gold in men’s 74kg wrestling. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Gabrielle Douglas
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
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
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
Claressa Shields became the first American woman to receive a boxing gold medal, winning in the 75kg weight class. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Tyler Clary
Swimmer Tyler Clary won gold in the men’s 200-meter backstroke. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Allyson Felix
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)
Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings
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
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)
Venus and Serena Williams
The Williams sisters took gold in women’s doubles tennis for the third time. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Aries Merritt
Aries Merritt won gold in the men’s 110-meter hurdles. (Clive Brunskill / Getty Images)
Women’s soccer team
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
Aly Raisman won gold in the women’s floor exercise and the women’s team competition. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Katie Ledecky
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
Jennifer Suhr cleared the bar at 15 feet 7 inches to win gold in women’s pole vault. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Men’s basketball team
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
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)
Dana Vollmer
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
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
Christian Taylor won gold in the men’s triple jump. His 17.81-meter jump is the longest this year. (Chris McGrath / Getty Images)
Women’s 4x100-meter relay team
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
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
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
Jamie Gray won gold in the women’s 50-meter rifle three-position. (Marwan Namani / AFP / Getty Images)
Sanya Richards-Ross
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
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)
Mike and Bob Bryan
Brothers Mike, left, and Bob Bryan won gold in men’s doubles tennis. (Luis Acosta / AFP / Getty Images)
Women’s water polo
The women’s water polo team beat Spain 8-5 to win gold. (Gary Ambrose / Los Angeles Times)
Rebecca Soni
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)
Women’s eight rowing team
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
Jake Varner of Bakersfield won gold in the men’s 96kg freestyle wrestling competition. (Yuri Cortez / AFP / Getty Images)
Women’s basketball team
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
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
Brittney Reese won gold in the women’s long jump. (Adrian Dennis / AFP / Getty Images)
Women’s 4x400-meter relay team
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
Nathan Adrian won gold in the men’s 100-meter freestyle and the 4x100-meter medley relay.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Vincent Hancock
Vincent Hancock won gold in men’s skeet shooting. (Lars Baron / Getty Images)
Kayla Harrison
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
Serena Williams beat Russia’s Maria Sharapova to win her first gold medal in women’s singles tennis. (Gary Ambrose / Los Angeles Times)
Women’s artistic gymnastics team
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)
Men’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay team
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)
Men’s 4x100-meter medley relay team
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)
Women’s 4x100-meter medley relay team
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)
Women’s 4x200-meter freestyle relay team
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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