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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: U.S. First Country To Eclipse Triple Digit Medals

With just one day remaining at the 2012 London Olympics, the United States has opened up a large lead over second place China in the medal count. The U.S. became the first country to eclipse the triple digit medal mark on Saturday, taking home eight overall. Brooklyn, New York native Justin Gatlin participated in the 4X100 meter relay with Team USA, helping them finish with the silver medal.

An updated medal count list going into the final day of action is below.

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

For a complete medal count of all countries at the London games, check out SI.com's medal tracker.

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