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Team USA Medal Count: U.S. Stays No. 1 Heading Into Sunday

The United States enters Sunday's gold medal events at the 2012 Olympic Games in London with a slim lead over China in both total medals and gold medals. They'll try to stay on top, if not open up a more sizable gap, throughout the day.

Also on the leaderboard, countries like Russia and Japan are sitting high on the total medal tally without very many gold medals, while countries like South Korea, Italy and Kazakhstan have a high ratio of gold medals to regular medals. Kazakhstan, for example, has won just five total medals, but each one is gold.

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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