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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: United States Will Defeat China

The overall medal count early on was going to be decided between the United States and China. Both countries would alternate who would lead in gold medals and overall medals, but now the United States has wrapped up the overal medal count with one more day of competition left.

On Saturday, the United States won multiple medals which included winning the gold in women's basketball, men's diving, a bronze in women's cross-country mountain biking, a bronze in men's 60 kg freestyle wrestling and a silver medal in women's volleyball.

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

1. United States, 102 (44 gold, 29 silver, 29 bronze)
2. China, 87 (38, 27, 22)
3. Russia, 78 (21, 25, 32)
4. Great Britain, 62 (28, 15, 19)
5/ Germany, 44 (11, 19, 14)

For a complete breakdown, visit Sports Illustrated's medal count tracker.

For the latest on the 2012 Olympic Games, check out SB Nation's dedicated Olympics hub.


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