2012 Olympics Medal Count: China Still Leads After Day 2, U.S. Keeping Pace

Jul 29, 2012; Greenwich, United Kingdom; Kimberly Rhode (USA) after winning the gold medal in the women's skeet shooting during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Royal Artillery Barracks. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

The second full day of gold medal competition is in the books at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The United States trails China in overall medals and in gold medals.

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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