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2012 London Olympics Medal Count Update: U.S. Leads China In Total Medals

The U.S. surged into the overall medal lead at the 2012 London Olympics on Wednesday after taking home 11 medals, including four gold medals.

Here is the breakdown of the U.S.' medal haul on Day 12:

Gold

Women's beach volleyball: Misty May-Treanor, Kerri Walsh Jenning
Men's 110-meter hurdles: Aries Merritt
Women's long jump: Brittney Reese
Women's track, 200-meters: Allison Felix

Silver

Women's beach volleyball: April Ross, Jen Kessy
Women's 400-meter hurdles: Lashinda Demus
Men's 110-meter hurdles: Jason Richardson

Bronze

Women's long jump: Janay DeLoach
Women's boxing: Marlen Esparza
Women's 200-meter track: Carmelita Jeter
Women's freestyle wrestling: Clarissa Chun

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

United States, 81 (34 gold, 22 silver, 25 bronze)
China, 77 (36, 22, 19)
Russia, 52 (11, 19, 22)
Russia, 48 (22, 13, 13)
Germany, 32 (7, 15, 10)

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


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