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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: United States Overtakes China

The United States was finally able to pull past China by a good margin on Wednesday in the total medal count, with 81 total medals to China's 77. China still leads with 36 gold medals, two more than the United States, but the U.S. got a huge boost in medals on Wednesday with a handful of track medals.

In total, the United States took home 11 medals on the day.

Here's the complete medal count thus far, courtesy of SI.com:

  1. United States 81 (34 gold, 22 silver, 25 bronze)
  2. China 77 (36 gold, 22 silver, 19 bronze)
  3. Russia 52 (11 gold, 19 silver, 22 bronze)
  4. Great Britain 48 (22 gold, 13 silver, 13 bronze)
  5. Germany 32 (7 gold, 15 silver, 10 bronze)

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.

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