2012 London Olympics Medal Count: China, USA Tops Among Total Medals

Depending on how you count it, China is either leading the 2012 London Olympics medal count, or they are tied with the lead. The USA and China are both at 17 medals through Day 6 of the 2012 Olympics, but China holds 9 golds to the USA's 5.


Related: Total Medal Standings, via Sports Illustrated

Here is a graphical and scientific breakdown of the top five medal counts:

    The US Olympic team highlighted its Monday with Missy Franklin's gold medal in the women's 100m backstroke and the gold medal from Chicagoan Matt Grevers in the men's 100m backstroke.

    Meanwhile, Springfield, Ill., native Kelci Bryant grabbed a silver medal in the synchronized 3m springboard event. She and teammate Abigail Johnston finished an impressive 24-plus points behind the winning duo of Zi He and Wu Minxia from first-place China.

    For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For comprehensive coverage of the 2012 London Games, visit SB Nation's Olympics news hub.

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