2012 Olympics: Ohio Athletes Help In Final U.S. Medal Count

The United States has won the most medals at five consecutive Olympics, last finishing second in 1992. This year, several Ohio athletes were able to contribute to the final totals. Among schools in the Big Ten Off Tackle Empire Empire points out that Ohio State athletes surprisingly struggled:

THE Ohio State University fared the poorest of all conference schools relative to their number of participants. Michigan State fared the poorest in terms of actually getting athletes to qualify for the games.

Several athletes with Ohio ties did earn medals, however. Among them were the following:

Jacob Wukie - Team Archery - Silver - United States

Abby Johnston - Women's 3-meter Synchronized Diving - Silver - United States

Kayla Harrison - Women's Judo 73 kg - Gold - United States

Heather Mitts - Women's Soccer - Gold - United States

Nick Thoman - Men's 100-meter Backstroke Swimming - Silver - United States

Tianna Madison - Women's 4x100-meter relay Track and Field -Gold - United States (New World Record)

Stay with this StoryStream for more London coverage, and head over to SB Nation's Olympic hub for more analysis on the 2012 Summer Games.

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