2012 London Olympics Medal Count: U.S. Maintains Slim Lead Over China

Day nine of the 2012 London Olympics is officially in the books, and the United States continues to lead China by just one medal overall.

The United States picked up 11 gold, three silver and three bronze medals on Saturday, while China added five gold, three silver and three bronze medals of their own. The complete medal count is below.

  1. United States: 26 gold, 13 silver, 15 bronze (54 total)
  2. China: 25 gold, 16 silver, 12 bronze (53 total)
  3. United Kingdom: 12 gold, 7 silver, 8 bronze (29 total)
  4. Russia: 3 gold, 15 silver, 10 bronze (28 total)
  5. Japan: 2 gold, 10 silver, 12 bronze (24 total)

Two New York natives were on the men's rowing team that finished with the bronze medal on Saturday. New York Knick Carmelo Anthony also contributed 20 points in a 99-94 victory against Lithuania. The biggest news on Saturday came from Michael Phelps, who picked up his fourth gold medal of the 2012 games to finish out his illustrious career.

For a complete recap of the medals won on Saturday, click here.

Stick with SB Nation New York for more coverage of local athletes in the 2012 Summer Games. For complete coverage from London, check out SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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