Olympic Medal Count 2012: US Continues to Lead After Day 14
It was two weeks ago that London opened the 2012 Olympics with an opening ceremony that celebrated the country's heritage.
Now, with two days before the closing ceremonies, the standings for the medal count are starting to become even more clear.
On day 14, medals were handed out in open-water swimming, sailing, synchronized swimming, field hockey, cycling, soccer, track and field, wrestling and taekwondo.
The top of the medal leaderboard remains the same for the most part, with those countries likely remaining there over the next two days.
Here's a look at the top countries in the medal race and who earned medals for them on day 14.
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Total Medals: 94
The U.S. put in another solid performance on day 14, winning two gold, one silver and one bronze medal.
The women's 4x100-meter relay team won gold and set a world-record time of 40.82 seconds. Also, Jordan Burroughs won gold in the men's freestyle wrestling 74-kilogram division.
The silver medal was taken by the men's 4x400-meter relay team. You will remember that Manteo Mitchell broke his leg in the middle of running his leg of the relay during the prelims, and still finished his leg (no pun intended). In the final, the U.S. finished 0.33 seconds behind the Bahamas, which finished with a time of 2:56.72.
Paige McPherson won the bronze medal in the women's taekwondo 67-kilogram division, beating Slovakia's Franka Anic to take the medal.
The U.S. will have multiple opportunities to win more medals on Saturday, as the women's volleyball and women's basketball headline for the U.S. with gold-medal matches.
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Total Medals: 81
China started out the Olympics so well, leading the medal count for a majority of the Olympics, but they seem to have just run out of events in which they dominate.
On day 14, the Chinese took home a silver medal in women's synchronized swimming, which pretty much relegates them to the No. 2 spot in the medal count.
China will have a chance to medal in men's light flyweight boxing, among other events, on day 15.
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Total Medals: 63
The Russians added three golds to their total during day 14, bringing their gold total up to respectability.
The women's synchronized swimming team won gold as did Djamal Otarsultanov in the men's freestyle wrestling 55-kilogram division and Tatyana Lysenko in the women's hammer throw.
On day 15, the Russians will have opportunities to medal in various events, including the women's basketball bronze-medal game.
4. Great Britain
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Total Medals: 57
The Brits took home two silvers and two bronzes in Friday's competition.
Luke Patience and Stuart Bithell both won silver in the men's 470 sailing as did Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark in the women's 470 sailing.
Bronze medals were awarded to the men's field hockey team, which defeated New Zealand (3-1), and Lutalo Muhammad in the men's taekwondo 80-kilogram division.
Luke Campbell goes for gold in the men's boxing 56-kilogram division on day 15.
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Total Medals: 42
The Germans also took home two silvers and two bronzes on day 14.
Bjorn Otto, in the men's pole vault, and Thomas Lurz, in men's open-water swimming, both won silver medals.
Betty Heidler won bronze in the women's hammer throw as did Raphael Holzdeppe in the men's pole vault.