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Medal Count 2012: Team USA In 2nd Place With 70 Total Medals Through Day 11

The United States remains well within striking distance through 11 days at the 2012 Summer Games with 70 total medals, but still can't seem to get an edge on an extremely productive Chinese team.

While China was busy accruing nine medals of its own to extend its overall lead by three, the Americans could only rack up one gold on Thursday, a victory from Aly Raisman in women's floor exercise. Local product Erik Kynard got in on the action during day 11 however, as the Toledo, Ohio native picked up a coveted silver medal in men's high jump. Kynard failed to clear the 2.33-meter bar in his final jump, while eventual gold medalist Ivan Ukhov of Russia paced the field with an impressive 2.38-meter leap that gave him first prize.

Here is the current medal count thus far:

1. China, 73 (34 gold, 21 silver, 18 bronze)

2. United States, 70 (30, 19, 21)

3. Great Britain, 48 (22, 13, 13)

4. Russia, 48 (10, 18, 20)

5. Japan, 29 (2, 13, 14)

A full, updated medal count can be found here.

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Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.