2012 London Olympics Medal Count: United States Poised For A Strong Day 6

Day 6 of the Olympics is under way from London and the battle for the overall lead in the medal count remains fierce. China took a one-medal lead on Wednesday and extended their lead in gold medals to five. The United States will have a chance to make up ground on Thursday.

There are 18 medal events on Thursday, the second most of any day thus far. The United States will have an opportunity to add to their medal count with four swimming medal events. The United States has dominated swimming events thus far, winning 18 medals. Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps and Missy Franklin will be among the Americans swimming for medals on Thursday.

The United States will also have a chance to win a medal or possibly two in the women's individual all-around gymnastics competition. Gabby Douglas and Aly Raisman will compete for the United States. In women's judo, Kayla Harrison will compete in the 78kg competition Thursday. Harrison, who won the 2010 World Championships, is one of the favorites in the event.

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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