Olympians from Pennsylvania and Jersey Bring Home 28 Medals (16 Gold)

Sunday night, the Spice Girls and Russell Brand officially brought the 2012 London Games to a close. After 17 days of competition, the United States left England as the most decorated country. American athletes earned more medals than any other nation (104) and more gold medals than any other nation (46). Of the American athletes that earned medals at the 2012 Summer Olympics, 23 hail from Jersey or Pennsylvania. Together, they brought home hardware in 21 different events.

Rebecca Soni – Plainsboro, NJ – Gold in Women’s Swimming (200m Breaststroke), Gold (4x100m Medley Relay), Silver (100m Breaststroke)

Cullen Jones – Irvington, NJ – Gold in Men’s Swimming (4x100m Medley Relay), Silver (50m Freestyle), Silver (4x100m Freestyle)

Brendan Hansen – Havertown, PA – Gold in Men’s Swimming (4x100m Medley Relay), Bronze (100m Breaststroke)

Nicole Barnhart – Gillvertsville, PA – Gold in Women’s Soccer

Jamie Beyerle Gray – Lebanon, PA – Gold in Women’s Shooting (50m Rifle, 3 Pos.)

Kobe Bryant – Lower Merion, PA – Gold in Men’s Basketball

Jordan Burroughs – Sicklerville, NJ – Gold in Men’s Wrestling (Freestyle, 163 lbs.)

Swin Cash – McKeesport, PA – Gold in Women’s Basketball

Susan Francia – Abington, PA – Gold in Women’s Rowing (Eight)

Tobin Heath – Basking Ridge, NJ – Gold in Women’s Soccer

Ashia Jones – Piscataway, NJ – Gold in Women’s Basketball

Carli Lloyd – Delran, NJ – Gold in Women’s Soccer

Heather O’Reilly – East Brunswick, NJ – Gold in Women’s Soccer

Christie Rampone – Point Pleasant, NJ – Gold in Women’s Soccer

Lauryn Williams – Rochester, PA – Gold in Women’s Track (4x100m Relay)

Christa Harmotto – Hopewell Township, PA – Silver in Women’s Volleyball

Lauren Tamayo – Barto, PA – Silver in Women’s Cycling (Track: Team Pursuit)

Natalie Dell – Clearville, PA – Bronze in Women’s Rowing (Quadruple Skulls)

Matt Emmons – Brown Hills, NJ – Bronze in Men’s Shooting (50m Rifle, 3 Pos.)

Maya Lawrence – Teaneck, NJ – Bronze in Women’s Fencing (Team Epee)

Glenn Ochal – Philadelphia, PA – Bronze in Men’s Rowing (Four)

Lisa Raymond – Wayne, PA – Bronze in Tennis (Mixed Doubles)

Coleman Scott – Waynesburg, PA – Bronze in Men’s Wrestling (132 lbs.)