London Olympics Medal Count: United States And China Continue To Battle For Medal Count Lead

Wednesday's Olympic results were much like the previous four days of action. The United States and China continue to rack up medals and battle for the overall medal count lead, while everyone else is an afterthought.

China added seven medals to the collection Wednesday, including four golds. It was a well-rounded performance for the Chinese team as they medaled in four different sports. They won gold in gymnastics, swimming, table tennis and weightlifting, and added silver medals in weightlifting, table tennis and shooting just for good measure.

The United States kept pace with the Chinese team thanks to a strong performance of their own in Day 5. The U.S. team won three gold medals Wednesday, including two in the pool -- Nathan Adrian's gold in the men's 100-meter freestyle and the women's gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay. Kristin Armstrong took gold in the women's cycling time trial.

As for the rest of the countries ... well, they did a good job and showed good effort.

Here's a more complete look at the medal count:

  1. China, 30 (17 gold, 9 silver, 4 bronze)
  2. United States, 29 (12, 8, 9)
  3. Japan, 17 (2, 4, 11)
  4. France, 13 (5, 3, 5)
  5. Germany, 13 (3, 8, 2)

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics Hub.

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