The United States sent more women than men to the 2012 Olympics for the first time and it showed. U.S. women won 58 medals compared to the men's 45. Yahoo! Sports breaks it down by major events:
Archery (Medals: Men 1, Women 0) -- The U.S. men's archery team won silver on the first day of the Olympics, while the women failed to medal.
Basketball (Medals: Men 1, Women 1) -- The U.S. women defeated France to win gold, and the men followed with their own exciting victory over Spain for the gold medal.
Beach Volleyball (Medals: Women 2, Men 0) -- The U.S. women were so good that both teams upset higher seeds to face each other in the gold medal match, going 1-2.
Boxing (Medals: Women 2, Men 0) -- The U.S. men headed home with no medals for the first time ever, but the women took bronze and gold (17-year-old Claressa Shields, pictured).
Cycling (Medals: Women 4, Men 0) -- The women handily take this category, with a bronze by Georgia Gould in cross-country, silvers in the team pursuit and by Sarah Hammer (pictured) in the omnium track, and a gold by Kristin Armstrong in the individual time trial.
Diving (Medals: Men 3, Women 1) -- The women took silver in the 3-meter synchronized springboard, but the men got three medals: bronzes in the 3m synchro springboard and the 10m platform synchro, and a gold in the 10m platform.
Fencing (Medals: Women 1, Men 0) -- The women’s epee team won the United States’ only fencing medal, a bronze.
Gymnastics (Medals: Women 5, Men 1) -- Only Danell Leyva won a medal for the U.S. men, claiming bronze in the all-around, but the women won the team gold, Gabby Douglas won the individual all-around, Aly Raisman won a gold and bronze in the floor and beam, and McKayla Maroney took the silver in the vault.
Judo (Medals: Women 2, Men 0) -- Marti Malloy won a bronze in the 57-kg competition and Kayla Harrison (pictured) won the U.S.’s first-ever judo gold in the 78-kg division.
Rowing (Medals: Women 2, Men 1) -- The men won the bronze in the men’s four finals, while the women won a bronze in the quadruple sculls and a gold in the women’s eight finals (pictured).
Shooting (Medals: Men 2, Women 2) -- Vincent Hancock won gold in the men’s skeet, and Matt Emmons eked his way to a bronze in the 50-meter rifle three. On the women’s side, Jamie Lynn Gray won the 50m rifle three, and Kimberly Rhode (pictured) won gold in the women’s skeet.
Soccer (Medals: Women 1, Men 0) -- The U.S. men didn't even field a team, so the women win handily in this sport -- claiming gold.
Swimming (Medals: Men 16, Women 15) -- Of the five world records that Americans set, all were by women. Olympic records? The U.S. posted nine -- seven of them by the women.
Taekwondo (Medals: Men 1, Women 1) -- Terrence Jennings (pictured) took home the country’s first medal with a bronze in the 68kg division, and Paige McPherson won a bronze in the 67kg division.
Tennis (Medals: Women 2, Men 1, Both 1) -- Both the men and women won doubles gold, while Serena Williams took individual gold in the women's competition. Mike Bryan and Lisa Raymond won bronze in mixed doubles.
Track and Field (Medals: Men 15, Women 14) -- The U.S. women won more gold medals than the men, and dominated with a new world record in the 4x100m relay.
Volleyball (Medals: Women 1, Men 0) -- The U.S. men lost in the quarterfinals, although the women were able to claim silver, losing to Brazil in the gold medal match.
Water Polo (Medals: Women 1, Men 0) -- The men failed to improve upon their silver-medal finish in Beijing, but the women beat Spain for their first-ever gold medal.
Wrestling (Medals: Men 3, Women 1) -- Clarissa Chun won the country’s first wrestling medal in London, a bronze in the freestyle 48kg division, but Coleman Scott matched her with a bronze in the 60kg category and Jordan Burroughs (pictured) and Jake Varner both claimed gold in their respective classes.
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