London Olympics 2012 Medal Count: The U.S. Holds A Commanding Lead

After Saturday, the United States has guaranteed that they will finish up the 2012 Olympic Games in London as the winningest country. After huge wins in women's soccer, women's water polo and women's basketball on Friday and Saturday, in addition to a number of other track and field medals, the U.S. pushed their total medal count to a whopping 102, 15 medals more than second-place China.

The U.S. also holds 44 gold medals, while China is still second with 38. The United States men's national team will try to add to that tally on Sunday, as they play their gold medal game against Spain.

Here is how the top five looks in the latest medal count:

  1. United States, 102 (44 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze)
  2. China, 87 (38, 27, 22)
  3. Russia, 78 (21, 25, 32)
  4. Great Britain, 62 (28, 15, 19)
  5. Germany, 44 (11, 19, 14)

Check out SI.com's Medal Tracker for a look at every country's medal standing thus far.

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