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2012 London Olympics Medal Count: U.S. Will Try To Reclaim Lead On Monday

As Monday's events get underway at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, China is a step ahead of the United States in the medal count. Just as it has been since the Summer Games got underway, the two countries have ben locked in a dogfight at the top of the medals leaderboard.

Thanks to big wins in badminton and diving, among other events on Sunday, China managed to regain the lead. They now have 30 gold medals and 61 overall medals, while the United States has 28 gold medals and 60 medals overall.

Here are the top five medal totals by country as Monday's events begin.

  1. China: 61 (30 gold, 17 silver, 14 bronze)
  2. United States: 60 (28, 14, 18)
  3. Great Britain: 37 (16, 11, 10)
  4. Russia: 35 (4, 16, 15)
  5. Japan: 27 (2, 12, 13)

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

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