As the Olympics kicked off in late July, Made Man started featuring interviews with athletes who would be representing the red, white and blue in London. We enjoyed their stories, learned from their advice and, later, cheered as they took to the water, mat, stage and track to chase their dreams. Now that the end of the Games is drawing near, let’s take a quick look back at how these inspiring Americans have performed.
Swimmer Brendan Hansen brought home a bronze medal in the 100 breaststroke and a gold medal in the 4×100 medley relay.
Swimmer Ryan Lochte struck gold in the 400 medley and 4×200 freestyle relay, silver in the 200 medley and 4×100 freestyle relay and bronze in the 200 backstroke.
Gymnast Jonathan Horton proudly captained the US Men’s Team, which finished fifth in the all-around.
His teammate John Orozco, just 19, gained valuable experience that should serve him well in Rio 2016.
Weightlifter Kendrick Farris finished 10th in the 85-kg class, nearly breaking some of his own American records in the process.
Runner LaShawn Merritt pulled up in the 400 with a hamstring injury. He remained positive in his post-race interview, and the 2008 Olympic champ hopes to be back in 2016.
As rain started to fall on the Olympic Stadium track, hurdler Kellie Wells snuck past Lolo Jones to claim a bronze medal in the 100 hurdles.
All told, these Made Man Approved athletes accounted for eight medals in London while representing their nation with class, enthusiasm and pride. Way to go, folks, and enjoy the rest of the Games!