2012 Summer Olympics Medal Count: China Leads U.S. By 3 Medals

After the early goings on at the 2012 Summer Olympics, China holds on to the total medal count lead in the Olympics, also leading the gold medal count. The United States follows right on China's heels, followed up by Great Britain, Russia, and Japan rounding out the Top 5.

In the Men's Rings competition, Brazil's Arthur Zanetti took home the gold medal while China's Chin Yibing and Italy's Matteo Morandi took home silver and bronze, respectively.

In Women's Gymnastics Individual competition, Russia's Aliya Mustafina won gold in the uneven bars. China's Kexin He took silver and Britain's Beth Tweddle received the bronze. United States gymnast Gabby Douglas missed out on winning her third gold medal.

The United States just missed out on another gymnastics medal as Sam Mikulak came just shy of medaling in the vault competition. Korea's Hak Seon Yang took home the gold while Russia's Denis Ablyazin won silver and Igor Radivilov of Ukraine took home the bronze.

Great Britain continued to dominate cycling in the 2012 Summer Olympics as Jason Kenny won the gold in Men's Individual Sprint while France's Gregory Bauge won the silver. Australian Shane Perkins earned bronze, winning his first-ever Olympic medal.

Great Britain added another gold medal in the ever exciting Equestrian Team Jumping event, needing to beat out the Netherlands in a jump-off, leaving the Netherlands with the silver medal. Saudia Arabia won just their third-ever Olympic medal, taking home the bronze.

In the Men's Trap, Croatia's Giovanni Cernogoraz won the gold medal while Italy's Massimo Fabbrizi brought home silver. Kuwait's Fehaid Aldeehani took bronze in the event.

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

  1. China, 64 (31 gold, 21 silver, 14 bronze)
  2. United States, 61 (28, 14, 19)
  3. Great Britain, 40 (18, 11, 11)
  4. Russia, 38 (5, 17, 16)
  5. Japan, 28 (2, 12, 14)

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