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2012 Olympics Medal Count: China Still Leads With 12 Total Medals, U.S. In Second With 11

After the second day of the 2012 London Olympics it is still China who leads all countries in the medal count with 12 overall, and they also lead everyone with six golds. The United States is the only country able to keep pace with the Chines, and after the second day of competition Team USA has 11 total medals with three gold. Both the United States and China won five medals on Sunday.

Swimming is where the United States won most of their medals. Team USA won a silver medal in one of the more exciting events of the day in the men's 400m free relay, former Georgia Bulldog Allison Schmitt won a silver medal in the women's 400m freestyle, Dana Vollmer lost one of her swim caps but still set the world record in the 100m butterfly en route to a gold medal and Brendan Hansen who qualified eighth in the prelims ended up winning a bronze medal in the 100m breast stroke.

Here is the current top five medal count by country:

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
China 6 4 2 12
United States 3 5 3 11
Italy 2 3 2 7
Korea 2 1 2 5
Japan 0 2 3 5

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Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.