Allison Schmitt said she never expected to win gold but she returned home from the Olympics in London sporting five medals; three of them gold.
Flint native Claressa Shields returned home to a cheering crowd after becoming the first female middleweight gold medalist at the Olympic games in London.
The U.S. men’s basketball team defended its title by fighting off another huge challenge from Spain, pulling away in the final minutes for a 107-100 victory Sunday.
Alex Morgan headed in a Heather O’Reilly cross in the 122nd minute to give the U.S. an epic 4-3 win in their Olympic semifinal against Canada.
Serena Williams teamed with big sister Venus to win the women’s doubles title at the Olympics on Sunday, adding to the singles gold she won on Centre Court at Wimbledon a day earlier.
The United States set a world record to win the women’s medley relay Saturday at the London Olympics.
There was a point, early on in the women’s singles gold medal match, that announcer Mary Carillo remarked that it was nearly impossible for Serena Williams not to win Saturday.
The United States has long been dominant in the swimming pool at the Olympics, but it has few moments to rival what happened on Tuesday.
U.S. gymnast and reigning world champion, Jordyn Wieber, from DeWitt, Michigan, shocked the gymnastics world as she failed to qualify for the Olympic all-around final in London on Sunday.
Michael Phelps barely qualified in the 400-meter individual medley, Olympic champion Park Tae-hwan was disqualified and world record-holder Paul Biedermann failed to make the final in a surprising first day of swimming at the London Games on Saturday.