The 2012 Summer Olympics have come to a close. With a number of Chicagoans making an impact in the games, we're recognizing the athletes that won for the United States by rep "the 3-1-2."
Matt Grevers, Lake Forest, IL
The Northwestern University alum was a standout member of the men's swim team in London. He won an individual gold with a new Olympic record in the 100m backstroke, and was a member of the 4x100m medley relay that was superstar Michael Phelps' final gold medal. Grevers was a member of the silver medal-winning 4x100m freestyle relay as well. After a strong performance in 2008, Grevers now has four gold medals and two silvers in his Olympic career.
Conor Dwyer, Winnetka, IL
Conor Dwyer, from suburban Winnetka, also won a gold medal as a member of the men's swim team in London. With Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens, Dwyer captured gold in the 4x200m relay.
Candace Parker, Naperville, IL
Candace Parker led the United States women's basketball team with 62 rebounds and contributed 84 points on the way to the gold medal.
Anthony Davis, Chicago, IL
Just a few months removed from an NCAA championship at the University of Kentucky, Anthony Davis, was selected first overall in the NBA Draft. He also grabbed the final rebound of the tournament as the United States' men's team claimed gold in a win over Spain.
Amy LePeilbet, Crystal Lake, IL
Amy LePeilbet of suburban Crystal Lake was a member of the US women's soccer team that brought home a gold medal.
Diver Christina Loukas finished eighth in the 3-meter competition in London. In sailing, Bob Willis finished 22nd in Olympic Sailing Regatta. Sean Rooney from suburban Wheaton was a member of the men's indoor volleyball team. Wrestler Ellis Coleman of suburban Oak Park was eliminated in the first round of the Olympic tournament.