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2012 Medal Count Standings: China Takes Lead On Sunday As United States Fails To Medal

The host country of Great Britain were able to celebrate one of their own in epic proportions on Sunday, as Andy Murray got revenge at Wimbledon by defeating Roger Federer in straight sets to win gold at the All England Lawn and Tennis Club to win the gold medal in Men's Tennis. That medal gives the host country 36 for the 2012 Olympics and are in third place in the medal standings.

The United States were unable to pick up any medals on during Sunday's events as the Chinese won gold in badminton and men's floor exercise to take the medal count lead. China's 59 total medals and 29 golds lead all countries, but with events like basketball and track and field looming, the Americans have plenty of time to catch up and possibly overtake the leaders.

Here are the top five current leaders in total medals:

1. China - 59 (29, 16, 14)
2. United States - 56 (27, 14, 15)
3. Great Britain - 36 (16, 10, 10)
4. Russia - 33 (3, 16, 14)
5. Japan - 25 (2, 11, 12)

For a complete breakdown of the current medal count by country, visit Sports Illustrated's medal count tracker.

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