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2012 London Olympics: USA Falls Behind China In Medal Count Lead

Even though the U.S. took home three gold medals and six total on Day 9 of the Olympics in London, China still managed to surpass the Americans in both the overall medal count as well as the gold medals.

China and the U.S. have been going back and forth in the medal count lead basically since the games began so this is not surprising. With the two countries so close at the end of every day at the Olympics, the medal count should remain interesting.

Take a look at the top 5 in the medal count right here:

  1. China: 61 (30 gold, 17 silver, 14 bronze)
  2. United States: 60 (28, 18, 18)
  3. Great Britain: 37 (16, 11, 10)
  4. Russia: 35 (4, 16, 15)
  5. Japan: 27 (2, 12, 13)

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