China Leads The Olympic Medal Count With 12
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The United States Is Not Leading The Olympics In Medals

7/30/12 in Olympics, Summer   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

Jul 29, 2012; London, United Kingdom;  Brendan Hansen (USA), right, and Cameron Van Der Burgh (RSA), middle, and Christian Sprenger (AUS) celebrate with their medals after the 100m men's breaststroke final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Aquatics Centre. Mandatory Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports


I realize that we are only a few days into the Olympics and it’s too early to starting panicking, but I will mention it anyway: the United States is trailing in the medal counts.
 
The U.S has trailed China in the medal counts every day of the Olympic Games so far, and currently has 11 medals to China’s 12. The United States has 3 Gold, 5 Silver and 3 Bronze medals. China has 6 Gold, 4 Silver and 2 Bronze.
 
Italy is fourth in medals with 8 and South Korea and Japan have 5 medals a piece. There are six medal finals today so that number could change very quickly.
 
Here is the medal count as of Monday morning.
 
1) China: 12
2) U.S.: 11
3) Italy: 8
4) S. Korea: 5
5) Japan: 5
6) France: 4
7) Russia: 4
8) N. Korea: 3
 
Of the United States 11 medals so far, eight of them have come in swimming events. The other three were in Archery, Diving and Shooting. China’s medal count has been a bit more diversified as they have won medals in 5 different events.
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