2012 Olympic Medal Count: U.S. Will Try To Close Olympics On A High Note

With a strong day Saturday, the United States officially clinched the top spot in the 2012 Olympic medal count, but they can extend that lead even further on the final day of the London Olympics.

The United States is assured of at least a silver medal in men's basketball but will try to win their second-straight Olympic gold against Spain. Team USA enters the gold medal game a perfect 7-0 in Olympic play while Spain comes in at 5-2.

The United States track & field team entered the Olympics with a goal to win 30 medals. They've come close, piling up 29 medals through Saturday, and they will have one final event on Sunday to reach their goal of 30. The men's marathon is the final track & field event of the London Olympics and the United States will have three participants including Meb Keflezighi who won silver in the event in 2008.

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

  1. United States, 102 (44 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze)
  2. China, 87 (38, 27, 22)
  3. Russia, 78 (21, 25, 32)
  4. Great Britain, 62 (28, 15, 19)
  5. Germany, 44 (11, 19, 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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