Several athletes from Florida colleges and universities brought home medals for Team USA at the 2012 Summer Olympics. The big name of the group is swimmer and University of Florida alum Ryan Lochte, who was a significant part of the United States' success in the pool.
Lochte won five medals in London: two gold, two silver and one bronze. Also representing the Gators were Abby Wambach and Heather Mitts, who helped lead the U.S. women's soccer team to a gold medal; Christian Taylor, who won gold in the triple jump event; Lisa Raymond, who took bronze in the mixed doubles tennis event; swimmer Elizabeth Beizel, who medaled in two events; as well as sprinters Jeff Demps and Tony McQuay, who medaled in the men's 4x100m relay and the men's 4x400m relay, respectively.
Central Florida's Dee Dee Trotter medaled in two track and field events, taking bronze in the women's 400m event and gold in the women's 4x400m relay.
And Miami alum Lauryn Williams won gold in the women's 4x100m relay