The London Summer Olympics had many golden moments for the U.S., which won the most medals of any country, including 46 gold, 29 silver and 29 bronze. In total, the U.S. won 104 medals, placing it way ahead of China, which took home 88 medals, including 38 gold, 27 silver and 23 bronze.
The UK, the host country of the games, came in third with 65 total medals, including 29 gold medals, while Russia won 82 medals, 24 of them gold.
The games ended Sunday.
In the 2008 Beijing Olympics, China outperformed the U.S. in terms of the gold medal count. A major chunk of the U.S. medals came from the swimming pool (16 gold, 19 silver and 6 bronze) and athletics (9 gold, 13 silver and 7 bronze).
The medal count increased in diving and track-and-field events compared to that in the Beijing Olympics. Swimmers garnered more gold from the pool, though the total medal count remained the same as that in the Beijing Olympics.
Female U.S. athletes helped to bring glory to the nation, winning 29 out of the 46 gold medals for the country; however, the performances by the fencing, sailing and men's boxing teams was disappointing. The fencing medals were down to one, from six in Beijing, while both the U.S. sailing team and men's boxing team drew blanks.
Check out the pictures of the U.S. team's golden moments at the London Olympics.