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2012 Olympic Medal Count: China Leads All Countries With 12 Medals, 6 Gold

Day 2 of the 2012 London Olympics are completed and for the second day in a row it is China who leads all countries in the coveted medal count with 12 total medals, and they also have the most gold with six. The United States is just one medal behind China for the overall lead, but three back of their gold medal count. Both the Chinese and the United States each won five medals

Swimming is where the United States won most of their medals. Team USA won a silver medal in one of the more exciting events of the day in the men's 400m free relay, Dana Vollmer lost one of her swim caps but still set the world record in the 100m butterfly en route to a gold medal, Brendan Hansen won the bronze medal in the 100m breast stroke and Allison Schmitt won a silver medal in the women's 400m freestyle.

Here is the current top five medal count by country:

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
China 6 4 2 12
United States 3 5 3 11
Italy 2 3 2 7
Korea 2 1 2 5
Japan 0 2 3 5

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

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.