The London Olympics are now over and that means there is a winner in the medal count, and this summer it was the United States who earned 102 medals, 46 of them being gold, to pull away to defeat China. As for the athletes who came from Houston there were 13 athletes who had connections to Houston, and out of that group there were four medals that were won, and they came in boxing, track and field plus a swimming relay.
Here are the Houston-area athletes that left London with an Olympic medal:
• Marlen Esparza, boxing, fly weight, bronze medal
• Leo Manzano, track and field, 1500m, silver medal
• Breeja Larson, swimming, 4x100m medley relay, gold medal
• Jeneba Tarmoh, track and field, 4x100m relay, gold medal