London Olympics Medal Count: USA Leads Gold, Overall Tally

The United States of America is back on top.

After Saturday's contests at the 2012 Olympic Games, American Olympians lead in both gold and overall medal count. Through Saturday's contests, the Americans have captured 54 medals, with 26 gold, 13 silver and 15 bronze medals.

Michael Phelps earned another gold medal on Saturday, wrapping up his Olympic career in fitting fashion. Phelps leads all American Olympians with six medals, and is tied with Missy Franklin with four gold medals. Franklin and Allison Schmitt both have five medals.

China is right on the United States' heels, though. The Chinese have captured 53 medals, just one behind the Americans. Chinese Olympians have 25 gold, 16 silver and 12 bronze medals, and are clearly the United States' only competition in gold and overall medal count.

Great Britain is in third place, with 14 gold and 29 overall medals. Russia and Japan round out the top five, with 28 and 24 medals, respectively.

For the latest on the 2012 Olympic Games, head over to SB Nation's dedicated Olympic hub.


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