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2012 Olympic Medal Count: United States Regains Overall Lead

On Wednesday, the United States regained the overall medal count lead from China thanks to the addition of seven medals from four Track & Field events, which included gold medals from Allyson Felix, Aries Merritt and Brittney Reese.

Felix earned her first individual gold medal by winning the women's 200 meters, which makes her the first woman to win three medals in the 200 meters. Merritt and countryman Jason Richardson won gold and silver in the men's 110m hurdles, while Reese won just the second U.S. gold in the women's long jump with Lashinda Demus winning silver in the women's 400m hurdles.

Carmelita Jeter and Janay DeLoach both earned bronze medals, in the 200 meters and the long jump respectively.

Here is how the top five looks in the latest medal count:

  1. United States, 81 (34 gold, 22 silver, 25 bronze)
  2. China, 77 (36, 22, 19)
  3. Russia, 52 (11, 19, 22)
  4. Great Britain, 48 (22, 13, 13)
  5. Germany, 32 (7, 15, 10)

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