London 2012 Medal Count: Updated Standings for America, China and More

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London 2012 Medal Count: Updated Standings for America, China and More
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The U.S. and Russia make up two of the top five in the medal chase.

At the end of the day, there is really only one stat that everybody cares about. We don't want to know how some Kazakhstan weightlifter did in the quarterfinals, we don't want to know how a South Korean archer did in the semifinals. No, what we care most about is where our country stands in the medal hunt.

Ever since the 2012 London Olympic Games began, the U.S. and China have been battling for top spot on the medal count list. China had a commanding lead going into Day Six, but the U.S. had one of its best days so far, getting six golds and taking the overall lead from China.

At the moment the two are tied for most golds at 18 but the race is nowhere near over. China has tons of medal opportunities remaining in table tennis, badminton and diving, and the U.S. looks to take home a haul of its own in the remaining swimming and track and field events, as well as team sports such as basketball.

With six days of competition down, here is where the U.S., China and the rest of the top five stand going into Day Seven.

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