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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: USA Remains Ahead Of China For Lead In Summer Games

The Americans managed to maintain the medal count lead at the London Olympics on Friday, while China trails by just one medal.

The U.S. claimed five medals in swimming events and six overall on Friday, in which the action was highlighted by Michael Phelps adding to his record medal total with his victory in the men's 100m fly finals, and Missy Franklin setting a new world record in her gold medal win in the women's 200m backstroke.

Take a look here at the top 10 of the medal count:

1. United States (43 total medals won)
2. China (42)
3. Russia (23)
4. Great Britain (22)
5. Japan (21)
6. Germany (20)
7. France (19)
8. South Korea (16)
9. Australia (14)
10. Italy (12)

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