2012 Olympic Medal Count: United States Falls Behind China On Sunday

Midway through competition on Sunday at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the United States has dropped off the pace set by China in the medal count. The United States entered Sunday's competition with a one-medal lead over China in both total medals and gold medals. The U.S. has now fallen behind in both categories.

Aided by badminton wins and a gold medal in the men's floor gymnastics competition, China has jumped ahead with 59 total medals and 29 gold medals. The United States has 56 total medals and 27 gold, although there are plenty more events left to come on Sunday.

In third place in both columns is host country Great Britain, with 36 total medals and 16 gold medals. This includes the gold medal Andy Murray won Sunday in the men's singles tennis final.

Here are the top five current leaders in total medals:

1. China - 59 (29, 16, 14)
2. United States - 56 (27, 14, 15)
3. Great Britain - 36 (16, 10, 10)
4. Russia - 33 (3, 16, 14)
5. Japan - 25 (2, 11, 12)

For a complete breakdown of the current medal count by country, 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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