2012 Olympic Medal Count: China Adds To Lead On U.S., Despite Aly Raisman

Aly Raisman snagged two medals for the U.S. on Tuesday, including another individual gold. But midway through Day 11 of the 2012 Olympics, China has a large lead on Team USA in the medal count.

China (71 total medals) is up by five medals on the U.S. in the total medal count, having added seven medals on the day. The Chinese got gold from Feng Zhe on men's parallel bars and from Deng Linlin on women's balance beam in gymnastics, and added to their haul from table tennis by winning the women's team competition.

The U.S.'s lone gold on the day so far came from Raisman, who stole the show on the women's floor exercise, the final event of the gymnastics slate. She also added a bronze on the beam. But despite the U.S. women taking five medals from gymnastics (Raisman's two, Gabby Douglas' all-around gold, McKayla Maroney's vault silver, and team gold), China and Great Britain snagged the most medals from the sport, with eight each to the U.S.'s six.

The third U.S. medal of the day came from Sarah Hammer, who took silver in women's omnium.

The U.S. could still make up some of its medal deficit to China on the track later on Tuesday, but it is in no danger of falling any lower than second at this point. Great Britain, currently third in the medal count, is 19 medals behind Team USA.

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

  1. China, 71 (34 gold, 20 silver, 17 bronze)
  2. United States, 66 (30, 16, 20)
  3. Great Britain, 47 (22, 13, 12)
  4. Russia, 44 (8, 17, 19)
  5. Japan, 29 (2, 13, 14)

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics hub.

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