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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: United States, China Lapping The Field

The race for the overall medal count at the 2012 London Olympics is between the United States and China. On Day 8 it was Team USA who holds a one medal lead over China, 54-53. After China it is the host country United Kingdom who is at 29 total medals. As for gold medals, the United States still leads China by one at 26-25.

On Saturday the United States won a pair of gold medals in the pool as they won the men's and women's 4x100m medley relay. The women's victory set a new world record. Track and field is just getting under way and the United States won a silver medal in the women's 100m and Galen Rupp and one in the men's 10,000m. The third medal came in the long jump as Will Claye won bronze.

Here's a more complete look at the medal count:

Leaders Total
1
United States 26 13 15
54
2
China 25 16 12
53
3
United Kingdom 14 7 8
29
4
Korea 9 3 5
17
5
France 8 6 8
22
6
Germany 5 10 6
21
7
Italy 5 5 3
13
8
Kazakhstan 5 - -
5
9
DPR Korea 4 - 1
5
10
Russia 3 15 10
28
11
Netherlands 3 1 4
8
12
South Africa 3 1 -
4
13
New Zealand 3 - 4
7
14
Japan 2 10 12
24
15
Cuba 2 2 1
5
16
Hungary 2 1 2
5
17
Poland 2 1 1
4
18
Ukraine 2 - 5
7
19
Australia 1 12 7
20
20
Romania 1 4 2
7
21
Canada 1 3 6
10
22
Belarus 1 2 3
6
23
Denmark 1 2 2
5
24
Czech Republic 1 2 1
4
25
Brazil 1 1 4
6
26
Croatia 1 1 -
2
27
Slovenia 1 - 2
3
28
Ethiopia 1 - 1
2
28
Jamaica 1 - 1
2
30
Georgia 1 - -
1
30
Lithuania 1 - -
1
30
Switzerland 1 - -
1
30
Venezuela 1 - -
1
34
Mexico - 3 1
4
35
Sweden - 3 -
3
36
Colombia - 2 1
3
36
Spain - 2 1
3
38
Slovakia - 1 3
4
39
India - 1 2
3
40
Belgium - 1 1
2
40
Indonesia - 1 1
2
40
Kenya - 1 1
2
40
Mongolia - 1 1
2
40
Norway - 1 1
2
40
Serbia - 1 1
2
46
Egypt - 1 -
1
46
Guatemala - 1 -
1
46
Thailand - 1 -
1
46
Chinese Taipei - 1 -
1
50
Greece - - 2
2
50
Moldova - - 2
2
52
Azerbaijan - - 1
1
52
Hong Kong, China - - 1
1
52
Iran - - 1
1
52
Qatar - - 1
1
52
Singapore - - 1
1
52
Tunisia - - 1
1
52
Uzbekistan - - 1
1

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