2012 Olympics Medal Count Update: China Once Again Takes The Lead After Sunday

After the completion of Sunday's events at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, China holds a slim lead in the overall medal count over the United States. The U.S. entered Sunday just a step ahead of China, but the two countries swapped places over the course of the day.

China now holds 61 total medals to the United States' 60. They also sit in first place with 30 gold medals, against just 28 for the U.S.

Further down the leaderboard, it is interesting to see which countries are "bottom-heavy" in their medal count. Russia and Japan, for example, who are fourth and fifth in total medals, only have four and two gold medals, respectively. Australia sits in a tie for eighth place with 20 total medals, but has just one gold medal to their name.

And of course, Kazakhstan continues their all-or-nothing approach throughout the Summer Games. They picked up their sixth gold medal on Sunday in the triple jump. Their total medal count? Also six. If you're gonna do something, do it right.

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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