The United States is not leading in total medals at the end of gold medal event competition on Sunday at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. They are also not leading in gold medals. But they are keeping pace with the overall leader, which is China. Both countries are threatening to really pull away from the rest of the pack after the first two days of competition.
China currently has 12 total medals -- six gold, four silver and two bronze. Four of their medals have come in shooting and four have come in swimming, including two gold in each. They added another gold each in diving and weightlifting.
The United States, meanwhile, is hot on their heels with 11 total medals, including a second-best three gold medals. The U.S. has five silver medals and three bronze. Perhaps not surprisingly, eight of the United States' 11 medals have come in swimming, including two of the gold medals. The third gold came in shooting.
Italy is in third place with seven total medals, followed by Korea and Japan with five each.
You can find a complete medal tracker over at SI.com.
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