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2012 Summer Olympics Medal Count: United States Right Behind China In Total Medals

After each of the first two days of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, China has led all countries in both gold medals and total metals. After each of the first two days, the United States has been close behind in second place. Heading into Monday's third day of gold medal competition at the Summer Games, China has 12 total medals and six gold medals, while the United States has 11 total medals and three gold. No other country has more than six total medals and no other country has more than two gold.

Italy and Korea are tied for third place in total medals as Monday begins, with six each. France is alone in fifth place with five total medals. As far as "all-or-nothing" goes, Kazakhstan currently has two total medals -- both gold.

Eight of the United States' total medals are in swimming, which is perhaps to be expected, including two of the gold medals. The third U.S. gold came in shooting. Of China's six golds, two each are in swimming and shooting, one is in diving and one is in weightlifting.

For a complete tally of the medals won, use SI.com's Medal Tracker.

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