08/12/2012 02:17 EDT | Updated 10/11/2012 05:12 EDT


"We're very satisfied with our goal. Ultimately it was a lofty goal (30 medals) but we said we wanted to get medals in everything from the 100 to the 10,000 and in the field events and we were able to do that. ... It was contagious. When you get that kind of competitive rivalry from the hurdles to the decathlon, it spreads to the rest of the team." — U.S. men's coach Andrew Valmon on the American team's medal haul.

— Jenna Fryer — Twitter


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