2012 Olympic Medal Count: U.S. Will Try To Extend Medal Count Lead As Closing Ceremonies Approach

The United States extended their lead in the 2012 Olympic medal count Friday and they will look to pull even further ahead of China on Saturday.

With closing ceremonies set for Sunday, Saturday is the last day with a full schedule of events. A total of 32 gold medals will be up for grabs on Sunday, making it one of the busiest days of the 2012 London Olympics. The United States figures to have another strong day.

The U.S. women's basketball team will play France for the gold medal. It would be team USA's fifth straight Olympic gold medal. The United States will also play for gold in women's vollyeball as the Americans will take on Brazil in the gold medal match.

So far, the United States has racked up 26 medals in track & field and that total is likely to grow on Saturday. The men's 4x100m relay, women's 4x400m relay and the men's 5000m are just a few of the events the United States is expected to contend for a medal in.

Here is how the top five looks in the latest medal count:

  1. United States, 94 (41 gold, 26 silver, 27 bronze)
  2. China, 81 (37, 25, 19)
  3. Russia, 63 (15, 21, 27)
  4. Great Britain, 57 (25, 15, 17)
  5. Germany, 42 (10, 18, 14)

For a complete breakdown, visit Sports Illustrated's medal count tracker.

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

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