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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: United States Holds China At Bay

The United States is once again alone on top of the medal count leaderboard after a jam-packed day of events on Saturday at the 2012 London Olympics. Although China is just a step behind in both tallies, the United States will be hoping to open up some distance as the second week of events progresses.

The U.S. has 54 total medals and 26 gold medals, while China has 53 total medals and 25 gold medals.

The host country at the Summer Games, Great Britain, picked up three gold medals in track and field on Saturday to help bolster their medal count and leapfrogged Russia to take over sole possession of third place in total medals.

Here are the total medal leaders at the end of Saturday's events:

1. United States - 54 (26, 13, 15)
2. China - 53 (25, 16, 12)
3. Great Britain - 29 (14, 7, 8)
4. Russia - 28 (3, 15, 10)
5. Japan - 24 (2, 10, 12)

Check out SI.com's Medal Tracker for an updated look at the medal count.

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