London Olympics 2012 Medal Count: China Widens Lead Over U.S.

China won nine medals on Tuesday to increase their overall Olympic medal count to 73. The United States had a solid day as well, but lost ground, as they came into the day one medal behind the Chinese and now trail by three. China has won 34 gold medals so far, and the United States has won 30. Those two nations remain completely unchallenged at the top of the medal count standings.

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The current top 10:

1. China (73; 34 gold, 21 silver, 18 bronze)
2. United States (70; 30 gold, 19 silver, 21 bronze)
T3. Great Britain (48)
T3. Russia (48)
5. Japan (29)
6. France (28)
7. Germany (27)
8. Australia (25)
9. South Korea (23)
10. Italy (17)

SB Nation Studios' daily video recap of the medal count can be viewed below.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation St. Louis. For comprehensive coverage of the 2012 London Games, visit SB Nation's Olympics news hub. Stay up to date on the medal count with Sports Illustrated's tracker.

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