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London Olympics Daily Recap: USA Ties China For Medal Count Lead

The Americans tied China for the overall medal count lead on Monday after a pretty decent day in the swimming pool. While Ryan Lochte was unable to live up to the expectation of winning gold in the 200-meter freestyle race, Matt Grevers and Nick Thorman took the gold and silver in the men's 100-meter backstroke, which marked the first time in these Olympics that Americans have received two medals in one event.

Take a look at the top five in the medal count right here:

China, 17 (9 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze)
United States, 17 (5, 7, 5)
Japan, 11 (1, 4, 6)
Italy, 8 (2, 4, 2)
France, 7 (3, 1, 3)

It's also worth noting the only team beyond that top five with three gold medals is North Korea; Great Britain moved into a five-way tie for ninth with its third medal.

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