2012 Olympic Medal Count: U.S. Takes 90-80 Lead Over China

After taking the advantage in overall medal count, the Americans now have the most gold medals of any nation in the 2012 Summer Olympics as well after Thursday's round of action. With 90 total medals, the U.S. has created a solid advantage over China, which has 80 medals so far.

Beyond expanding their lead in total medal count on Thursday, the Americans also took the lead in gold medals. With a series of victories that includes the gold medal in women's soccer, the U.S. has managed to take a 39-37 lead over China in gold medals with just a few days of competition remaining in London.

The current top 10:

1. United States (90; 39 gold, 25 silver, 26 bronze)
2. China (80; 37 gold, 24 silver, 19 bronze)
3. Russa (56)
4. Great Britain (52)
5. Germany (37)
6. Japan (33)
T7. France (29)
T7. Australia (29)
9. South Korea (25)
10. Italy (19)

SB Nation Studios has put together another video update on the medal count, which you can check out 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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