2012 London Olympics Medal Count: U.S. Takes Overall Medal Lead From China

The U.S. took the lead from China in the total medal count at the 2012 London Olympics after winning eight medals on Thursday. The U.S. is also now tied with China for most gold medals with 18.

The U.S. won gold medals in women's gymnastics individual all around (Gabby Douglas), Judo women's half heavyweight (Kayla Harrison), women's eight rowing, men's 200-meter backstroke (Tyler Cary), men's 200-meter individual medley (Michael Phelps) and women's 200-meter breaststroke (Rebecca Soni). Ryan Lochte had two medals on Thursday: a silver in the men's 200-meter individual medley and a bronze in men's 200-meter backstroke.

Here is the current top five of the Olympic medal standings:

United States, 37 (18 gold, 9 silver, 10 bronze)
China, 34 (18, 11, 5)
Japan, 19 (2, 6, 11)
Germany, 17 (4, 8, 5)
Russia, 17 (3, 6, 8)

Check out Sports Illustrated to see the full medal count standings.

For more on the Olympics, please be sure to check out our Olympic Hub and SB Nation Boston for all the latest news and updates

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Boston

You must be a member of SB Nation Boston to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Boston. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.