2012 Olympic Medal Count: China Leads With 6 Medals, 4 Gold

Day 1 of the 2012 London Olympic Games are over, and the only way to keep track of which country is dominating is through the medal count. China has the early lead by earning six total medals with four of them being gold. Just behind China is Italy and the United States who are currently tied with four medals.

So far the United States has won a single gold medal when Ryan Lochte easily won the 400m I.M., and if Michael Phelps had gone the same time at the U.S. Trials he would have won a silver medal; instead he finished fourth. The United States won two bronze medals in swimming with the women's 400 free relay, and the other came in the men's 400m freestyle with Peter Vanderkaay finishing third.

Two of China's four gold medals came in swimming, one in weightlifting and one in shooting, while Italy won a gold medal in fencing and their other came in archery with their last arrow to defeat the United States.

Here is the current top five medal count by country.

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
China 4 0 2 6
Italy 2 2 1 5
United States 1 2 2 5
Brazil 1 1 1 3
Korea 1 1 1 3

For more on the 2012 Olympic games, be sure to check out SB Nation's dedicated Olympic hub over the next two weeks.

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