LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Rebecca Soni visits the USA House at the Royal College of Art on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for USOC)
Checking with BP Team USA at the Summer Olympics, where Rebecca Sanya-Richards Ross and Rebecca Soni have contributed to the Americans' impressive gold medal haul.
After Day 11 at the 2012 Summer Olympics, we pause to take a look at the medal count in London. With yet another dominating performance in the pool, Team USA finds itself with 70 total medals,second only to China's 73. The Chinese also have a slight lead on the Americans in the number of golds won, 34-30, but that is likely to change as track and field continues through the final weekend of competition.
Looking back on the first 11 days of competition also allows us to check in with BP Team USA, a group of nine U.S. Olympic and Paralympic athletes.
After relay team wins in Athens and Beijing, Sanya Richards-Ross finally has her individual gold. The track and field veteran won the women's 400 meters in London, beating Great Britain's Christine Ohuruogu for gold. The Texas native is among the favorites to earn other medal in the 200m finals, scheduled for Wednesday.
The U.S. men were the No. 1 qualifiers going into the men's team all-around, but finished a disappointing fifth, missing a medal by just 1.759 points. Horton, the U.S. all-round champion in both 2009 and 2010, helped Team USA with a strong showing in ring, but China, Japan and Great Britain were too tough to overcome. Horton also competed in the men's horizontal bar finals and turned in a high score of 15.466, good for a sixth-place finish, just behind teammate Danell Leyva.
She may not have medaled, but Lolo Jones did find a bit of redemption in London. Four years after stumbling over the final hurdle, Lolo qualified for the finals of the 100m hurdles at the 2012 Summer Olympics and finished fourth, missing a medal by just 0.10 seconds. U.S. teammates Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells finished second and third, respectively.
The gold medalist in men's decathlon from Beijing failed to qualify for the London Games, but that hasn't stopped him from being a vocal part of Team USA. Clay has shown his support for Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee, two Americans looking to claim the title of "World's Greatest Athlete," live-tweeting the competition in London.
Soni helped lead the Americans to a staggering 30 medals at the Aquatics Center in London, including 16 golds (no other country had more than 11 medals total). The 25-year-old defended her gold medal in the 200m breaststroke, breaking her own world record in the process (2 minutes 19.59 seconds), becoming the first woman ever to break 2:20 in the event.. She added a silver in the 100m breaststroke (just 0.08 seconds behind the gold medalist) and then helped Team USA win gold in the 4x100m medley relay with a blistering second leg.
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