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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: United States Pulls Away From China Thursday

The United States won 10 more medals Thursday--five more than the second most decorated country on the day, Germany--to expand its lead over China in the overall medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Carli Lloyd scored twice to give the women's soccer team a win over Japan in the gold medal match. Also highlighting the day were 1-2 finishes in the men's triple jump and men's decathlon.

The following list is an overview of the American medal wins on Thursday:


Men's triple jump: Christian Taylor
Men's decathlon: Ashton Eaton
Women's 75kg boxing: Claressa Shields
Women's soccer
Women's water polo


Men's triple jump: Will Claye
Men's decathlon: Trey Hardee
Women's swimming open water: Haley Anderson


Women's 51kg boxing: Marlen Esparza
Men's 68kg taekwondo: Terrence Jennings

Here is the current top five of the Olympic medal standings:

United States, 90 (39 gold, 25 silver, 26 bronze)
China, 80 (37, 24, 19)
Russia, 56 (12, 21, 23)
Great Britain, 52 (25, 13, 14)
Germany, 37 (10, 16, 11)

A complete look at the medal count standing is available from Sports Illustrated.