By Staff Reporter, EnStarz | Aug 13, 2012 09:03 AM EDT
The U.S. female athletes in the 2012 Olympics beat their male counterparts in winning the most gold medals at the London Games.
Team USA's female athletes won 29 of the 46 gold medals the country won in London and 58 of the 104 total medals, according to Metro New York. It was also the first time in history that they outnumbered their male athletes in the number of medals they won.
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Though Michael Phelps won the most Olympic medals from all the U.S. athletes, with a total of six, the rest of the top 10 are mostly women, including Missy Franklin ranking in second place, Allyson Felix, and Allison Schmitt.
The women of Team USA also won some of the most talking about and highly watched sports of the London Olympics this summer. Two American teams battled it out in the women's beach volleyball finals, and women teams won gold in basketball , soccer and water polo. Not to forget also the "Fab Five" gymnastics team that won the all-around gold in the finals
Franklin took home four Olympic golds this summer and fellow swimmer Schmitt won three.
The London Games was also the first Olympics where every country sent at least one female athlete, according to Metro.
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