BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
- Team Kellogg's athletes captured 11 Olympic medals, showing the potential of a great start.
- Kellogg's medal-winning US athletes: Gabby Douglas, McKayla Maroney, Aly Raisman, Jordyn Wieber, Jake Kaminski, Rebecca Soni, Kerri Walsh.
- View the exciting starts of Team Kellogg's athletes before they reached the medal podium at Kelloggs.com/teamusa.
With the London 2012 Olympic Games coming to a close, the athletes are not the only ones to have achieved great things. Kellogg Company announced today the over-arching accomplishments for their Olympic platform in support of Team USA, "From Great Starts Come Great Things™." Announced in October 2011, the campaign engages Americans in celebrating the importance of "the start" in creating the potential for great days, every day. Kellogg's® also supported Team Kellogg's™.
Team Kellogg's Success
- Rebecca Soni (swimming) added to her medal collection from the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games by taking home three medals in total—two gold and one silver. In winning gold in the 200m breaststroke, she broke her own world record set the previous night.
- The U.S. Women's Gymnastics team became just the second U.S. team in history to capture the team gold medal. Gabby Douglas made history by becoming the first U.S. woman to both be on the winning team and win individual gold in the all-around. Aly Raisman won gold on the floor exercise, also a first for the U.S. women, and won the bronze on balance beam. Additionally, McKayla Maroney captured the silver medal on vault and Jordyn Wieber turned in stellar performances to help the "Fierce Five" reach the top of the podium.
- Beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh and her partner scored the record breaking three-peat in women's beach volleyball and took home the gold besting the silver medal-winning team from the U.S.
- Archer Jake Kaminski and his team brought home a silver, the first-ever medal for the U.S. in Olympic men's archery and the start to Team USA medal wins in London.
"Team Kellogg's athletes have brought to life the truth 'From Great Starts Come Great Things' – throughout these Games, and in their daily lives," said Doug VanDeVelde, senior vice president of Morning Foods, Kellogg Company. "All of these athletes serve as inspirational examples that when you focus on getting a great start to every day, there's clearly no limit to your potential."
To learn more about how the members of Team Kellogg's got their exciting starts before they reached the medal podium, visit Kelloggs.com/teamusa.
About Kellogg Company
Driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter, Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) is the world's leading producer of cereal, second largest producer of cookies and crackers and - through the May 2012 acquisition of the iconic Pringles® business - the world's second largest savory snacks company. In addition, Kellogg is a leading producer of frozen foods. Every day, our well-loved brands - produced in 18 countries and marketed in more than 180 countries - nourish families so they can flourish and thrive. With 2011 sales of more than $13 billion, these brands include Cheez-It®, Coco Pops®, Corn Flakes®, Eggo®, Frosted Flakes®, Kashi®, Keebler®, Kellogg's®, Mini-Wheats®, Pop-Tarts®, Pringles®, Rice Krispies®, Special K®, and many more. To learn more about Kellogg Company, including our corporate responsibility initiatives and rich heritage, please visit www.kelloggcompany.com.
About the USOC
Founded in 1894 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, CO., the U.S. Olympic Committee serves as both the National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee for the United States. As such, the USOC is responsible for the training, entering and funding of U.S. teams for the Olympic, Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Pan American and Parapan American Games, while serving as a steward of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements throughout the country. For more information, visit TeamUSA.org.
SOURCE Kellogg Company