Olympic Medal Count 2012: Nations That Will Quickly Boost Their Total

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent IJuly 31, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 30:  Missy Franklin of the United States celebrates with her gold medal during the medal ceremony for the Women's 100m Backstroke on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on July 30, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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China and the United States have wasted no time hoarding medals at the 2012 Olympics, and that is not going stop. Both of these countries are going to seriously add to their totals on Tuesday.

At the end of Day 3, both the above mentioned countries had 17 total medals, which is six ahead of the next closest country, Japan. 

Here is a look at my predictions for the biggest medal winner on Day 4.

 

USA 

Projected Medals for Day 4: 3 Golds, 2 Silvers, 1 Bronze

Team USA is set for a big Day 4. The women's gymnastics team is looking unbeatable, Michael Phelps will be hitting the pool in his best event, the 200-meter butterfly, and the men look strong in the 4 x 200 freestyle. I expect golds in all three of those. 

They also have another chance at gold with Vincent Hancock in the skeet competition and the women's 200 individual medley with Ariana Kukors, but I am marking them both down for silver. 

Allison Schmitt is looking good in the women's 200 free and she should medal. I'm counting her for a bronze. 

 

China 

Projected Medals for Day 4: 2 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze

China is shockingly talented in diving, and they will flex some of that muscle with a gold in the women's synchronized 10-meter platform with Chen Ruolin and Wang Hao. They also will claim a gold when Ye Shiwen wins the 200-meter individual medley. 

China will be sending out a gold hopeful in men's weightlifting with Lin Qingfeng who competes at 69 kilograms. Mark him down for a silver. 

They will also be in the medal hunt in team gymnastics, but in the end, they will finish behind the U.S. and Russia.

 

Great Britain

Projected Medals for Day 4: 2 Golds

It should be a banner day for the hosts. Great Britain has not claimed a gold yet, but that will change when they start handing out some equestrian medals. 

Great Britain is currently in second in the three-day team event, but they finished the day strong, and they will use that momentum and fan support to win the gold. 

Also, they have William Fox-Pitt going in the jumping competition, and he is dominant and looking great. He will take the gold. 

 

London Olympics Medal Count - At the End of Day 3

Olympic Medal Tracker Gold Silver Bronze
China Total: 17 9 5 3
United States Total: 17 5 7 5
Japan Total: 11 1 4 6
Italy Total: 8 2 4 2
France Total: 7 3 1 3
South Korea Total: 6 2 2 2
Russia Total: 5 2 0 3
North Korea Total: 4 3 0 1
Australia Total: 4 1 2 1
Romania Total: 3 1 2 0
Hungary Total: 3 1 1 1
Brazil Total: 3 1 1 1
Ukraine Total: 3 1 0 2
Great Britain Total: 3 0 1 2
Kazakhstan Total: 2 2 0 0
Netherlands Total: 2 1 1 0
Colombia Total: 2 0 2 0
Lithuania Total: 1 1 0 0
Georgia Total: 1 1 0 0
South Africa Total: 1 1 0 0
Cuba Total: 1 0 1 0
Poland Total: 1 0 1 0
Thailand Total: 1 0 1 0
Chinese Taipei Total: 1 0 1 0
Germany Total: 1 0 1 0
Mexico Total: 1 0 1 0
Mongolia Total: 1 0 0 1
Moldova Total: 1 0 0 1
Canada Total: 1 0 0 1
Azerbaijan Total: 1 0 0 1
Belgium Total: 1 0 0 1
Norway Total: 1 0 0 1
Serbia Total: 1 0 0 1
Slovakia Total: 1 0 0 1
Uzbekistan Total: 1 0 0 1
Indonesia Total: 1 0 0 1
India Total: 1 0 0 1