2012 Olympic Medal Count: U.S. Cuts Chinese Medal Count Lead To 1

After falling behind by three medals early on Day 10, the United States has pulled within one medal of China, which still holds the overall medal count lead.

The United States made up ground thanks to two track & field medals late on Day 10. Jenn Suhr added a gold to the United States medal count by winning the women's pole vault. In doing so, she improved upon her result in the 2008 Olympics where she won silver.

Michael Tinsley won the silver medal in the men's 400m hurdles, but overall it was a disappointing race for the American team. Two-time gold medalist in the event, Angelo Taylor, failed to repeat as Olympic champion finishing fifth. Kerron Clement, who won the silver medal in 2008, finished last on Monday.

Russia also made a late run Monday, surging past Great Britain for third place.

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

  1. China, 64 (31 gold, 19 silver, 14 bronze)
  2. United States, 63 (29, 15, 19)
  3. Russia, 42 (7, 17, 18)
  4. Great Britain, 40 (18, 11, 11)
  5. Japan, 28 (2, 12, 14)

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