Olympic Medal Count: Hungary Makes Its Move On Day 12

China and the United States have duked it out for the top spot of the 2012 Olympics medal count throughout the Olympic fortnight, but so far on Day 12, a light day of competition, it is Hungary that's making the biggest waves.

Hungary snagged two gold medals from kayaking events in the early events of the day, and is the only nation with multiple golds on Wednesday so far. Germany nabbed four medals in canoe, however, and leads with five medals overall.

Switzerland also got a gold in individual show jumping, just the country's second gold and third medal of these Olympics. That one medal came for making a horse jump and another came in the women's triathlon is an interesting dichotomy, to be sure.

Also interesting: sailing! Australia won the men's 49er competition, adding a rare gold to its underwhelming medal haul, New Zealand took silver, and Denmark took bronze.

China continued its reign in table tennis, winning gold in the men's team competition. South Korea settled for silver in the event, and Germany earned bronze.

Hungary's two golds give it nine in the Olympics, good for ninth in the official London 2012 medal rankings. The Hungarians are in 13th in the medal count.

China and the U.S. have each taken just one medal on Day 12, leaving the U.S.'s deficit to its greatest Olympic rival at four medals entering the evening.

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

  1. China, 75 (34 gold, 21 silver, 19 bronze)
  2. United States, 71 (30, 19, 22)
  3. Great Britain, 48 (22, 13, 13)
  4. Russia, 48 (10, 18, 20)
  5. Japan, 29 (2, 13, 14)

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