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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: U.S. Overtakes China

After trailing China in the overall medal count since the 2012 London Olympics began, the United States finally overtook them on Thursday atop the leaderboard.

The U.S. currently has 37 total medals (18 gold, nine silver, 10 bronze) followed by China with 34 total medals (18 gold, 11 silver, five bronze) and in third place is Korea who is far behind in the count with 14 (seven gold, two silver, five bronze).

The bulk of the United States medals have been won in the pool.

Ryan Lochte leads the Americans with five medals (two gold, two silver, one bronze) and Michael Phelps is just behind him with four (two gold, two silver). For the women, Allison Schmitt has four medals (two gold, one bronze, one silver) and Missy Franklin has three (two gold, one bronze).

You can find a complete medal count and breakdown at SI.com.

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