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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: China Edges U.S. To Retain Overall Lead

The battle between the U.S. and China for the most medals overall at the 2012 London Olympics continued on Day 5 of the competition on Wednesday. China holds the lead with 30 medals, including 17 gold medals. The United States has a total of 29 medals, including 12 golds. Penn State grad Natalie Dell took home the bronze for Team USA in the women's quadruple sculls.

China and Germany tied for the lead on Wednesday with seven medals apiece. The U.S. won six medals (three gold, three bronze) on Day 5.

Besides Dell's bronze in the team rowing event, the U.S. won the women's individual time trial gold in cycling (Kristin Armstrong), men's 100-meter swimming freestyle (Nathan Adrian), women's 4x200-meter freestyle swimming relay. The other bronze medals were in men's synchronized 3-meter springboard diving and men's gymnastics individual all-around (Danell Leyva).

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China, 30 (17 gold, 9 silver, 4 bronze)
United States, 29 (12, 8, 9)
Japan, 17 (2, 4, 11)
France, 13 (5, 3, 5)
Germany, 13 (3, 8, 2)

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