Swimmers and Gymnasts Were Best Bets

If you were looking to bet on Americans in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, your best bets were to lay your money on swimming or gymnastics. In all, five athletes will come back to the United States with at least four medals. Here are the Americans with the most jewelry around their necks.

Michael Phelps, Swimming: 8 Gold; 8 Total
Natalie Coughlin, Swimming: 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 3 Bronze; 6 Total
Nastia Liukin, Gymnastics: 1 Gold, 3 Silver, 1 Bronze; 5 Total
Ryan Lochte, Swimming: 2 Gold, 2 Bronze; 4 Total
Shaun Johnson, Gymnastics: 1 Gold, 3 Silver; 4 Total

Congrats to the American medal winners who won medals, and more importantly, to the bettors who won cash on these home grown athletes. Lemmy is proud.