London Olympics 2012 Medal Count: United States Ties For Lead In Total Medals, Still Trails China In Gold Medals

The third day of medal competition at the 2012 Olympic Games ended with the United States tied for the lead in the total medal count. Of course, Monday's events were long over by the time NBC tape-delayed the prime-time coverage (and double-tape-delayed it on the West Coast). Not content merely making television viewers wait to see how the U.S. is stacking up, they began spoiling their own coverage.

Regardless of what West Coast viewers are watching on Monday night, the United States has moved into a tie with China for most total medals. Both countries have 17 medals each, although China's nine gold medals still trump the five won by the United States. The U.S. will have a chance to pick up lots more hardware on Tuesday with plenty more swimming on the schedule, as well as the women's gymnastics team final.

If you prefer to get your medal count information via video, we've got you covered.

You can find a complete medal tracker over at SI.com.

For complete coverage of the 2012 London Olympics, visit SB Nation's Summer Olympics hub.

Check out the SB Nation Channel on YouTube

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