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London Olympics Medal Count: Minnesotans Help Team USA Reign Supreme

The 2012 London Olympics went about as well as they could for the majority of Minnesota's athletes considering Kevin Love, Seimone Augustus, Lindsay Whalen and Maya Moore will all return stateside with gold medals. The success athletes representing Minnesota had in London was replicated by Team USA, too, as the Americans led the final medal count.

Team USA ended up winning 104 total medals in London, including 46 gold, edging out China for top honors as they finished with 87 total medals -- including 38 golds. The top five was rounded out with Russia, Great Britain and Germany.

Apart from the basketball players mentioned above, Minnesotan's that helped Team USA to the medal lead included Lindsey Berg in women's indoor volleyball (silver), Rachel Bootsma in the 400 meter medley relay (gold), Kelci Bryant in the 3 meter synchronized diving competition (silver), Megan Kalmoe in quad sculls rowing (bronze) and fencer Susie Scanlan in team epee (bronze).

For a complete breakdown, visit Sports Illustrated's medal count tracker.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics hub.

And now let's watch the final 8-bit medal count video. Enjoy!

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.