2012 Olympics Medal Count: Great Britain, Russia Battle For 3rd Place Behind China, U.S.

At the conclusion of Day 11 at the 2012 London Olympics, China and the United States still battle for overall supremacy, but the battle for third place is now in a tie between host-country Great Britain and Russia. The two countries each have 48 total medals, but Great Britain has an edge in gold medals, 22-10.

Russia picked up three gold medals on Tuesday (synchronized swimming women's duet, men's high jump, men's 3-meter springboard) while Great Britain took gold in four events (equestrian team dressage, men's triathlon, women's omnium, men's keirin).

China won the day with nine total medals, including gold in men's parallel bars and women's balance beam. The United States added seven medals, though just one gold. Aly Raisman grabbed that medal in the women's floor exercise after taking bronze in the women's balance beam.

Here is how the top five looks in the latest medal count:

  1. China, 73 (34 gold, 21 silver, 18 bronze)
  2. United States, 70 (30, 19, 21)
  3. Great Britain, 48 (22, 13, 13)
  4. Russia, 48 (10, 18, 20)
  5. Japan, 29 (2, 13, 14)

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