China and the United States extended their lead over everyone else in the medal count on Monday while simultaneously keeping neck-and-neck with each other. China captured gold medals in diving and men's team gymnastics, with the United States grabbing a couple medals of their own in the former event. In the latter, the United States men, who were favorites for a medal, finished a disappointing fifth. Both teams were also able to pick up medals in swimming on Monday. Here's the the top five in the medal count after Tuesday's action.
- China, 17 (9 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze)
- United States, 17 (5, 7, 5)
- Japan, 11 (1, 4, 6)
- Italy, 8 (2, 4, 2)
- France, 7 (3, 1, 3)
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