London Olympics memorable moments

London Olympics memorable moments

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Gabby Douglas

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Posted on August 12, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 13 at 11:14 AM

There have been thousands of incredible moments during the London Olympics. While there's not time to document each and every one, NBC has put together some favorites. Some are funny, some heartwarming, some tragic, and all of them have 'Olympic spirit.'

The list starts with Morgan Uceny's fall during the women's 1500m. After her leg was clipped, she tumbled onto the track. She pounded her fist into the ground and sobbed as the other runners finished.

Click here for the Top 50-41 Memorable Moments of the Games

Jordan Burrough backs it up, badminton goes bust, Sarah Attar breaks barriers, and Mitchell runs on a broken leg. Here are 10 more memorable moments from London.

Click for more No. 40 through No. 31.

Women's soccer wins again with help from University of Portland grad Megan Rapinoe, Bremerton's Nathan Adrian steals the hearts of a nation, Rudisha runs to a world record, and all-around world champ Wieber fails to qualify in London.

Click for more on No. 30 through No. 21

Mo doubles down, Lochte outswims the legend, Bolt and Co. burn the world record, and Boudia scores the USA's first Olympic diving gold in 12 years!

Click for more on No. 20 through No. 11

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And in the end, Team USA took home 104 medals--46 gold, 29 silver and 29 bronze--beating our closest competitor, China, by 27 in the medal count. That's pretty memorable.

 

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