Olympics 2012 Medal Count: China Maintains Slight Lead Over Team USA

Despite a gold medal from Sanya Richards-Ross in the 400-meter dash (and a bronze from DeeDee Trotter in that same race), Team USA fell behind China in the overall medal count after Day 9. China now leads all countries in overall medals, with 61, and gold medals, with 30. The U.S. secured six medals on the day to bump its total to 60, and earned three golds. The U.S. is now two behind the Chinese, with 28.

Justin Gatlin finished third behind Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake in the 100-meter dash, McKayla Maroney finished a disappointing second in the vault competition in gymnastics and the mixed-doubles team of Bob Bryan and Lisa Raymond snatched a bronze away from Germany.

In third place, thanks to a gold and a silver at the All England Club for Andy Murray, Great Britain is holding steady with 16 golds and 37 medals. Though Russia has just four golds, they're in fourth in the overall medal count with 35. South Korea is fourth in golds with 10, but is behind Japan (27), France (25) and Germany (22) in the overall count with 20.

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

  1. China: 61 (30 gold, 17 silver, 14 bronze)
  2. United States: 60 (28, 14, 18)
  3. Great Britain: 37 (16, 11, 10)
  4. Russia: 35 (4, 16, 15)
  5. Japan: 27 (2, 12, 13)

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