Final update on Longhorn success in London

The University of Texas, the country, took home a fairly outstanding 13 total medals from the 30th Olympics - good for 18th place among the 204 countries who participated.

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Posted on 8/13/2012

Let's go ahead and start with this, because this is really cool.

 

University of Texas Medal Count

 

This is all kind of a silly distinction, but it's nevertheless outstandingly impressive for UT. Men's sports - specifically and primarily football - receive the lion's share of attention from the general public, but every four years we're thankfully reminded how amazing the entire UT athletic department is at recruiting, training, and coaching world class athletes.

 

Via Texas Sports, the official results:

 

GOLD    
Athlete, Country Sport, Event Performance (Time/Score)
Ricky Berens, USA Swimming, 4x200m freestyle relay 6:59.70
Kevin Durant, USA Men's Basketball USA 107, Spain 100
Brendan Hansen, USA Swimming, 4x100m medley relay 3:29.35
Bianca Knight, USA Track & Field, 4x100m relay 40.82 (world record)
Sanya Richards-Ross, USA Track & Field, 400m 49.55
Sanya Richards-Ross, USA Track & Field, 4x400m relay 3:16.87
SILVER    
Athlete, Country Sport, Event Performance (Time/Score)
Ricky Berens, USA Swimming, 4x100m freestyle relay 3:12.59 (qualifying heat)
Jimmy Feigen, USA Swimming, 4x100m freestyle relay 3:12.59 (qualifying heat)
Trey Hardee, USA Decathlon 8,671 pts.
Destinee Hooker, USA Indoor Volleyball 1-3 vs. Brazil
Leo Manzano, USA Track & Field, 1500m 3:34.79
BRONZE    
Athlete, Country Sport, Event Performance (Time/Score)
Troy Dumais, USA Diving, 3m synchronized springboard 446.70
Brendan Hansen, USA Swimming, 100m breaststroke

59.49

 

Burnt Orange Nation also has thoughts on the achievement, and notably points out that the US won 21 medals in Athens in 2004 and 22 total medals in Sydney in 2000.

 

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