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Some hailed it as “The Women’s Olympics,” as the 2012 London Games marked the first time in history that all participating nations allowed women to compete.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined Councilwoman Jan Perry and other council members in declaring Nov. 9 “USC Olympic Champions Day” in the city of Los Angeles during a ceremony at City Hall.
The athletes weren’t the only people working hard and setting records during the London Olympic Games. Lecturer Alan Abrahamson also put in long hours in the British capital.
Quite simply, this was the greatest Olympic Games in USC history. USC’s overall medal count of 25 marks the most ever won by the university in a single Olympics.
Ous Mellouli of Tunisia won the Marathon 10K in Hyde Park to become the first Olympian to win indoor and open water medals in the same games.
Amy Rodriguez earned her second Olympic gold medal after Team USA completed a dramatic 2-1 victory over defending world champion Japan at the London Olympics.
Team USA’s water polo Trojan trio of Tumua Anae, Kami Craig and Lauren Wenger were adorned in gold after an 8-5 win over Spain.
USC senior Haley Anderson became the first American to win an Olympic medal in the Marathon 10K with a second-place finish in the London Olympics.
After settling for silver in the last two Olympics, USC alumna Allyson Felix ’08 finally got her golden moment at the London Olympics.
Former Trojans Jennifer Kessy and April Ross took home silver medals following a loss in the beach volleyball final to fellow Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor