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London Olympics Medal Count: China Still Leads In Gold, USA Holds Steady

More swimming wins and a long-awaited gymnastics gold helped the USA keep pace with China in the London Olympics medal count metagame—each superpower now has 23 medals, with China still holding a four-gold advantage at 13. Japan continues to hold third place, with one gold and eight bronzes, with France in fourth at 11 total and the Republic of Korea (that's the one without all the authoritarian dictatorship) in fifth with three golds and eight total medals.

The USA took sole possession of a different medal-related feat, while they were at it, when Michael Phelps broke the all-time medal record with 19 total after winning silver in the 200m butterfly and gold in the 4x200m relay. He's got 15 gold, two silver, and two bronze in a career that is hard to match in modern Olympic history, and he's still got more events in London before we close the book on his fourth Olympic Games.

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