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Olympic Medal Count 2012: China With 17 Golds, USA 12

The Chinese continue to dominate the top of the medal stand in London. They earned another four golds on Wednesday at events as diverse as gymnastics, swimming, table tennis and weightlifting. The United States managed to get a few golds as well at swimming, but the gap is starting to widen between the two countries angling to win the gold medal count as well as the overall medal count.

The gap between China and the United States appears to be much thinner on the overall medal count, where the USA is at 29 medals, China 30. It's going to be a close race for overall medals, but it's pretty clear that unless things change drastically, China is in prime position to win the most golds for yet another Olympics.

Check out SI's complete medal tracker here.

  1. China, 30 (17 gold, 9 silver, 4 bronze)
  2. United States, 29 (12, 8, 9)
  3. Japan, 17 (2, 4, 11)
  4. France, 13 (5, 3, 5)
  5. Germany, 13 (3, 8, 2)

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