2012 London Medal Count: Team USA Holds Close Lead On China After 8 Days, 54-53

The battle for the overall medal lead at the 2012 Summer Games continues to be a two-country race, as the United States and China each continue to leave the rest of the world in their dust.

Now with a 54-53 lead overall through eight days over China, Team USA chipped in a total of 11 medals on Saturday from London but were inexplicably matched medal-for-medal by their Chinese counterparts. In addition to a pair of golds on the hard court in tennis from Serena Williams (women's singles) and Mike and Bob Bryan (men's doubles), the Americans also received a gold from female shooter Jamie Gray in the women's 50m rifle, 3 position event.

Here are the leaders through eight days:

1. United States, 54 (26 gold, 13 silver, 15 bronze)

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)

For a full medal count tracker from Sports Illustrated, go here.

Stay with this StoryStream for more coverage of local athletes at this year's games, and be sure to check out SB Nation's Olympic hub for more coverage from London.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Join SB Nation Cleveland

You must be a member of SB Nation Cleveland to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation Cleveland. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.