2012 London Olympics Medal Count: China Leads U.S. In Overall Medals

The U.S. won seven medals (1 gold, 4 silver, 2 bronze) on Tuesday at the 2012 London Olympics but was not able to catch China in either gold medals or the overall medal count lead. China led all nations with nine medals on Tuesday, including three golds.

Aly Raisman won the U.S.' lone gold medal on Tuesday in women's gymnastics floor exercise. She also took home a bronze medal in the balance beam event. Kellie Wells had the other bronze in women's 100-meter hurdles. Dawn Harper finished ahead of Wells in the event and won the silver medal. Erik Kynard (men's high jump), Sarah Hammer (women's omnium, cycling) and Leo Manzano (men's 1500-meter, track) won the silver medals for the U.S. team.

Here is the current top five of the Olympic medal standings:

China, 73 (34 gold, 21 silver, 18 bronze)
United States, 70 (30, 19, 21)
Great Britain, 48 (22, 13, 13)
Russia, 48 (10, 18, 20)
Japan, 29 (2, 13, 14)

Check out Sports Illustrated to see the full medal count standings.


For more on the Olympics, please be sure to check out our Olympic Hub and SB Nation New York for all the latest news and updates.

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