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2012 Olympic Medal Count: China Leads United States After Sunday's Events

Sunday hasn't been kind to the United States in the medal count standings as China now leads by three medals. China now has 59 total medals to the United States 56, and 29 gold medals to the United States 27. Here are a few of the highlights.

China won gold medals in badminton and in the men's floor gymnastics competition to put them over the top, while the United States failed to pick up a medal during Sunday's events. The United States will have plenty of chances to pick back up a few medals as the basketball finals and track and field events will come to a closer later in the week.

In third place in both columns is host country Great Britain, with 36 total medals and 16 gold medals. This includes the gold medal Andy Murray won Sunday in the men's singles tennis final.

Here are the top five current leaders in total medals:

1. China - 59 (29, 16, 14)
2. United States - 56 (27, 14, 15)
3. Great Britain - 36 (16, 10, 10)
4. Russia - 33 (3, 16, 14)
5. Japan - 25 (2, 11, 12)

For a complete breakdown of the current medal count by country, visit Sports Illustrated's medal count tracker.

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