Battle of the sexes: U.S. men vs. U.S. women

This is the first Olympic Games in which the U.S. sent more women than men (269 compared with 261), and that move paid off: U.S. women won 58 medals in London to the men’s 45 (plus one medal in tennis mixed doubles). Here’s our sport-by-sport analysis of who won the gender war. --By Pauline Vu, Yahoo! Sports

Olympics Day 1 - Archery

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: (L-R) Silver medalists Brady Ellison, Jake Kaminski and Jacob Wukie of the United States stand on the podium during the medal ceremony after the Men's Team Archery Final between the United States and Italy on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 28, 2012 in London, England. Italy won gold and Korea won bronze. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

United States' LeBron James and Kevin Durant react during the men's gold medal basketball game against Spain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in London. USA won 107-100. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings, right, and Misty May-Treanor, left, react during the women's gold medal beach volleyball match against the other US team at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

The United States' Claressa Shields, celebrates after winning her fight against Russia's Nadezda Torlopova, during the women's middleweight 75-kg boxing gold medal match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Sarah Hammer of The United States competes in the track cycling women's omnium individual pursuit, at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, in London. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)

Team USA celebrates with the bronze meda

Team USA celebrates with the bronze medal on the podium of the women's epee team as part of the fencing event of London 2012 Olympic games, on August 4, 2012 at the ExCel centre in London. AFP PHOTO / ALBERTO PIZZOLIALBERTO PIZZOLI/AFP/GettyImages

Olympics Day 4 - Gymnastics - Artistic

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 31: Jordyn Wieber, Gabrielle Douglas, Mc Kayla Maroney, Alexandra Raisman and Kyla Ross of the United States celebrate on the podium after winning the gold medal in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Team final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena on July 31, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Kayla Harrison of the United States (in white) competes against Gemma Gibbons of Great Britain for the gold medal during the women's 78-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London. Harrison won the gold and Gibbons won the silver. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Kayla Harrison of the United States (in white) competes against Gemma Gibbons of Great Britain for the gold medal during the women's 78-kg judo competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012, in London. Harrison won the gold and Gibbons won the silver. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Olympics Day 6 - Rowing

WINDSOR, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: The United States team throw their cox Mary Whipple into the water as they celebrate with their gold medals during the medal ceremony after the Women's Eight final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on August 2, 2012 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 8 - Shooting

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Kimberly Rhode of the United States competes during the Women's Trap Shooting Qualification on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Game at the Royal Artillery Barracks on August 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 9 - Tennis

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 05: Serena Williams (R) and Venus Williams (L) of the United States celebrate after defeating Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka of Czech Republic in the Women's Doubles Tennis gold medal match on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on August 5, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 13 - Volleyball

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09: Team United States celebrates after defeating Korea during the Women's Volleyball semifinal match on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympics Games at Earls Court on August 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Olympics Day 5 - Water Polo

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 01: Betsey Armstrong of the USA blocks a Spain attack on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympics at Water Polo Arena on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)