Olympic Medal Count 2012: China Still Holds Lead Over United States

China won the gold and silver medal in men's singles tennis to take back the lead in the overall medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The United States won two gold medals to briefly take back the lead, 31-30, on Thursday, but Ji Ke Zhang's 4-1 win over Hao Wang in an All-China has put the Chinese back in control.

Team USA was able to move tick closer in the gold medal count, however, notching two wins to one for China. The women's rowing eight continued its dominance in the event, winning its second consecutive gold medal at the Olympics. Kayla Harrison's win in the women's judo 78kg gold medal match was much more surprising. The United States had never won a judo event in its Olympics history until Harrison took out Great Britain's Gemma Gibbons on Thursday.

Japan has yet to win a medal on Day 5, allowing France and Germany to crawl closer in the medal count. South Korea didn't make the Top 5 in the overall medal count, but sits in third place with seven golds medals so far.

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

  1. China, 32 (18 gold, 10 silver, 4 bronze)
  2. United States, 31 (14, 8, 9)
  3. Japan, 17 (2, 4, 11)
  4. France, 15 (6, 3, 6)
  5. Germany, 15 (3, 8, 4)

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