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London Olympics 2012 Medal Count: U.S. Falls One Medal Behind China

The medal race between the United States and China has been hard fought so far through less than a week of the 2012 Olympics, but the Chinese took a one medal lead after Wednesday's Day 5.

Here's the latest 8-bit medal count video from SB Nation Studios:

The U.S. picked up most of its medals on Wednesday in swimming, and is poised to possibly pass the Chinese on Thursday as swimming chugs along. China, meanwhile, went one-two in women's table tennis and one-two in men's 77kg weightlifting. They also picked up their fourth gold medal in diving.

It was also a good day for Great Britain, which picked up its first medal of the games in women's pair rowing and grabbed another when Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins won the men's individual time trial in cycling.

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