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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: United States Runs Away Medal Count

After going back and forth with China in the early going at the 2012 London Olympics the United States pulled away late to become the country at the top of the medal count.

The U.S. finished with 104 total medals including 46 golds including Sunday's thrilling win in Men's basketball by Team USA over Spain. China finishes second with 87 total medals and 38 gold. Russia made a late run at China but finishes in third with 82 medals. Great Britain and Germany round out the top five at the 2012 London Olympics.

Here is a the final top five in the medal count:

1. United States, 104 (46 Gold, 29 Silver, 29 Bronze)
2. China, 87 (38, 27, 22)
3. Russia, 82 (24, 25, 33)
4. Great Britain, 65 (29, 17, 19)
5. Germany, 44 (11, 19, 14)

For a complete breakdown, visit Sports Illustrated's medal count tracker.

For the latest on the 2012 Olympic Games, check out SB Nation's dedicated Olympics hub.

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