London Olympics 2012
London said farewell to the Olympic 2012 Games on August 12,
2012 bringing the curtain down on more than two weeks of action. The United States topped the sporting world with 46 gold
medals, China was second with 38 gold medals while the host nation won 29 golds to take third place in the rankings.
There was crowd at the 80,000-capacity athletics stadium in East London for the final act of the Games, and another 300 million
people were expected to tune in on television sets around the world.
The Olympic 2012 Games
has seen some of the most spectacular moments of the Games, including Jamaican sprint king Usain Bolt defending the 100, 200 and
4x100 metres titles he won in such spectacular fashion in Beijing, the
latter in a world-beating time. American swimmer Michael Phelps, who took his life-time medal haul to 22
including 18 golds, making him the most decorated Olympian in history.
The Indian tricolour was carried by woman boxer M.C. Mary Kom, who won the bronze medal, while
Indian sportspersons were dressed in casual white tracksuits.
India wraps up with record medal
As the final medals were handed out at the Olympic
2012 Games, India occupied the 55th spot on the table with six
medals (2 Silver, 4 Bronze and no Gold medal) , the last of
them coming on the final day. Wrestler Sushil Kumar, bronze medal winner in Beijing 2008, picked up
the silver in the menís 66kg wrestling event, after a gritty fight
through the ranks. Sushil also created a piece of history for himself,
becoming the only man to win two individual medals for India at the Games.
Sushil Kumar's silver and Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze capped India's Olympic
campaign on a brilliant note. Shooter Vijay
Kumar did India proud by clinching the silver medal, and Saina Nehwal, Mary Kom and Yogeshwar Dutt returned home triumphant with a bronze each in