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Olympic Medal Count 2012: China 30, United States 29

The Chinese machine keeps on rolling at the London 2012 Olympic games, but the United States did their best to keep track thanks to their success in the pool. It seems to be a race for first overall in the medal count, with everyone else fighting for third (Japan is way back with 17).

China won their customary gold medals in table tennis and diving, as they are accustomed to doing. They even won new and unexpected events like weightlifting. But the United States had some pretty spiffy accomplishments of their own. Nathan Adrian of Bremerton captured gold in the men's 100 meter freestyle to give the region its first real gold medal. Team USA then captured another gold in the women's 4 x 200 meter freestyle relay.

There are plenty more competitors for medals coming up in the next few days, so expect the medal count to keep on rising. The current look at the medal count looks like this.

  1. China, 30 (17 gold, 9 silver, 4 bronze)
  2. United States, 29 (12, 8, 9)
  3. Japan, 17 (2, 4, 11)
  4. France, 13 (5, 3, 5)
  5. Germany, 13 (3, 8, 2)

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