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U.S. Medal Count: 5 Boston Area Athletes Take Home Hardware

The United States was the big winner at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, winning 104 medals over two weeks of competition. The Boston area did its part to help the cause. Five athletes with ties to the region won medals in seven different events. Women's gymnast Aly Raisman won three on her own, providing some of the biggest highlights of the games.

You can check out the full list of Boston area athletes taking home hardware below:

Aly Raisman, Needham, MA - Gold, Women's Gymnastics Floor Exercise; Gold, Women's Gymnastics Team; Bronze, Women's Balance Beam

Elizabeth Beisel, Saunderstown, RI - Silver, Women's 400-meter IM; Women's 200-meter Backstroke (Swimming)

Ashja Jones, UConn - Golf, Women's Basketball

Tina Charles, UConn - Golf, Women's Basketball

Eleanor Logan, Portland, ME - Gold, Women's 8 Rowing

Stick with this StoryStream and SB Nation Boston for more coverage of local athletes in the 2012 Summer Games. For full coverage from London, check out SB Nation's Olympics hub.