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2012 Olympics Medal Count: United States Leads With 90 Overall Medals

The United States extended their lead atop the medal count at the 2012 London Olympics on Thursday, finishing the day's action with 90 overall medals.

Team USA's women continued a strong showing throughout the games with middleweight boxer Claressa Shields winning the first-ever women's boxing gold medal for the United States. Then the USA Women's soccer team held off Japan to add a gold medal to the count with their intense 2-1 win.

Also, Ashton Eaton won a gold medal for Team USA along with the title as "World's Greatest Athlete" in the men's decathlon, with teammate Trey Hardee finishing second to pick up the silver medal. In the men's triple jump, another 1-2 finish had Christian Taylor winning the gold with Will Claye earning the silver for the U.S. team.

The top five countries in the most up-to-date medal count:

  1. United States, 90 (39 gold, 25 silver, 26 bronze)
  2. China, 80 (37, 24, 19)
  3. Russia, 56 (12, 21, 23)
  4. Great Britain, 52 (25, 13, 14)
  5. Germany, 37 (10, 16, 11)

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