Michael Phelps winning eight gold medals made Michael a great Olympian. While the USA Women’s Softball lost the gold medal game to Japan. The USA Men’s Basketball successfully captured gold for the first time since the 2000 games. The USA Women’s Basketball also won gold for the fourth straight time. Jamaica’s Usain Bolt won 3 gold medals and set 3 world records. The USA Men’s Gymnastics team was able to overcome last minute injuries to win a bronze medal. The USA Men’s Volleyball and the USA Women’s Volleyball were able to stay the course after tragedy.