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2012 London Olympics Medal Count Update: U.S. Ties China For Most Medals

The United States has caught China for the medal count lead once again after Monday's action in the 2012 London Olympics. Swimming events propelled the U.S. count to 17 overall, which matches China's number of medals. China still leads in overall gold medals, nine to five over the United States.

The U.S. and Japan had the biggest haul on Monday with six apiece. The United States had two golds, two silvers and two bronzes while Japan had one gold, two silvers and three bronzes. Matt Grevers took home the gold in the men's 100m backstroke while Missy Franklin won gold in the women's 100m backstroke.

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China, 17 (9 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze)
United States, 17 (5, 7, 5)
Japan, 11 (1, 4, 6)
Italy, 8 (2, 4, 2)
France, 7 (3, 1, 3)

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