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London Olympics Medal Count: Atlanta Athletes Earn 11 Medals

At the London Olympic Games there were 11 medals won by Atlanta athletes with Allison Schmitt winning five of those.

IRVINE CA - AUGUST 04:  Allison Schmitt swims to a win in the Women 200 LC Meter Freestyle Final at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Complex on August 4 2010 in Irvine California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
IRVINE CA - AUGUST 04: Allison Schmitt swims to a win in the Women 200 LC Meter Freestyle Final at the William Woollett Jr. Aquatics Complex on August 4 2010 in Irvine California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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The United States won the overall medal count over China at the 2012 London Olympics, and some of those medals came from athletes who have ties to the Atlanta area. Overall there were 11 medals won from local athletes. One of the best was Allision Schmitt who won five medals in swimming by setting two american records, a world record and two Olympic records.

Here are the one's who earned a medal:

Allison Schmitt, swimming, 4x100m medley relay, gold medal; 4x200m relay, gold medal; 200m freestyle, gold medal; 400m freestyle, silver medal; 4x100m freestyle relay
Shannon Vreeland, swimming, 4x200m relay, gold medal
Amanda Weir, swimming, 4x100m medley relay, gold medal
Angel McCoughtry, basketball, gold medal
Christian Taylor, triple jump, gold medal
Reese Hoffa, shot put, bronze medal
Aries Merritt, 110m hurdles, gold medal

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

For the latest on the 2012 Olympic Games, check out SB Nation's dedicated Olympics hub.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.