London 2012: The women's Olympics?

Updated 2:26 PM ET, Fri August 10, 2012
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Hungary's Eva Risztov lead the way throughout the 10 km swimming held at the Serpentine in London's Hyde Park before going on to get the gold medal. Getty Images
Team GB's golden girl Jessica Ennis crosses the line during the women's heptathlon 800m to win overall gold for the event. She was a strong favorite ahead of the event and didn't disappoint fans. AFP/Getty Images
China's Ye Shiwen competes in the women's 200m individual medley where she took first place on the podium. Three days earlier she had also won the gold medal in the 400m individual medley. In the process of going for first, she also broke the world record with a time of 4:28:43 (previously held by Australia's Stephanie Rice). AFP/Getty Images
Dana Vollmer, left, and Missy Franklin, right, react after winning gold in the women's 4x100m medley relay final. AFP/Getty Images
Victoria Pendleton proudly shows off the gold medal she claimed in the women's keirin. She ended her career on a high note at the London 2012 Games taking second place in the women's sprint finals. Austraila's favorite cyclist Anna Meares took the gold home. Getty Images
Wojdan Shaherkani's Olympic debut was short, but sweet -- the Saudi judoka said competing at the Games was "the opportunity of a lifetime." Getty Images
Despite finishing last in her 800m heat, Sarah Attar of Saudi Arabia received a standing ovation as she crossed the finish line. She is the first Saudi Arabian woman to compete in an Olympic track and field event. Getty Images
The 38-year-old mother of two, Kristin Armstrong of the United States, shows she can do it all as she celebrates during the medal ceremony after the women's individual time trial in London. Getty Images
Sally Pearson of Australia leads Nevin Yanit of Turkey and Kellie Wells of the United States during the women's 100m hurdles final. She went on to win the race. Getty Images
Kerri Walsh Jennings and Misty May-Treanor of the United States celebrate winning their third consequtive gold medal in the women's Beach Volleyball Gold medal match at the Horse Guards Parade during the 2012 Games. Getty Images
Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte stands emotional on the podium to recieve the gold medal after winning the women's 100m breaststroke swimming event, beating fan favorites Rebecca Soni of the U.S. and Leisel Jones of Australia for the win. AFP/Getty Images
Caster Semenya of South Africa competes in the women's 800m semifinals. Getty Images
Ireland's Katie Taylor celebrates winning her bout against Sofya Ochigava of Russia during the women's light (60kg) boxing final at ExCeL arena in London. As well as taking the Olympic gold for Ireland, she also became the first ever Olympic female lightweight champion. Getty Images
Not only is she the first African-American gymnast to perform for Team USA but 16-year-old Gabby Douglas also won two gold medals at the London 2012 Games (one in a team event and one as an individual). Getty Images
15-year-old Katie Ledecky of the U.S. reacts after winning the women's 800m freestyle beating hot favorite from Great Britain, Rebecca Adlington who took bronze. AFP/Getty Images
Pole-vaulter Elena Isinbaeva of Russia said: "Of course I will remember my bronze medal from the London Olympic Games. It was hard to win this medal, it was really hard." AFP/Getty Images
Jade Jones of Great Britain competes against Yuzhuo Hou of China during the women's 57kg Taekwondo gold medal final. Jones ended up winning the bout making the Welsh taekwondo medalist the first British taekwondo champion ever. Getty Images
Netherlands' Ranomi Kromowidjojo competes in the women's 50m freestyle heats during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Kromowidjojo won two gold medals and one silver. AFP/Getty Images
Serena Williams takes the customary bite out of her Olympic gold medal for women's tennis singles. Williams won two gold medals during the London 2012 games, the second with her sister in the doubles final at Wimbledon. Getty Images