The United States dominated the medal count with more golds and overall medals than any other country. Leading the way? A strong female delegation that blew away the world across the board.
Team USA's women won 58 overall medals -- more than any country's combined male and female tally except for China, Great Britain and Russia. A whopping half of those medals were golds, which accounted for 29 of the United States' total of 46, and would have been tied with Great Britain for third in the combined gold medal count. Their 58 medals were nine more than the 49 won by Chinese female athletes.
American women won prized team sports with thrilling soccer victories and a dominant basketball performance as well as a bevy of individual medals: Missy Franklin led the swimming haul with five golds alongside Allison Schmitt, Rebecca Soni, and Dana Vollmer, while Allyson Felix was part of a strong performance in track and field, winning three golds. And of course, there was the gymnastics all-around team title, as well as Gabby Douglas' individual gold and Aly Raisman's win on floor exercise.
Altogether, an impressive performance by Team USA's female athletes -- they provided the main factor in America earning the top spot in the overall medal count.
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