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Olympic Medal Count: U.S. Takes Home Six Today to Tie With China at 17

The U.S. took home two of each medal en route to catching up to China for the overall medal lead at 17 a piece.

The swimming team continued its impressive stretch, taking home two more gold and silver medals for the U.S. flag. The U.S. also won a bronze in judo and a bronze in diving.

China still retains the overall gold medal advantage, beating the U.S. nine to five. Japan is remaining competitive with 11 medals overall. Italy is sitting in fourth place at eight and France is in fifth place with seven.

There are four more swimming events tomorrow that will award medals, so the U.S. has a very good chance to retain the lead or even take sole possession of it.

For a complete tally of the medals won, use's Medal Tracker.

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