2012 London Olympics Medal Count for Team USA & Top 10
|July 31, 2012||Posted by Dave Kingston under Olympics, Other Sports News|
The 2012 London Olympics began on Saturday, July 29th, with several teams getting to the early forefront of the medal tally. Team USA was, and continues to be, among the early leaders in terms of total 2012 London Olympics medal count. Other nations near the top have included France, Italy, Japan, and Russia.
As of Tuesday, July 31st, the United States and China were tied in terms of total number of medals, both of which coming in at 23 total medals. China had 13 gold medals, 6 silvers, and 4 bronzes, while the U.S. has 9 golds, 8 silvers, and 6 bronzes. However, things change by the moment as new events finish. Here’s the latest Olympics medal count, with gold, silver, bronze followed by total medals in parentheses.
Current Medal Count for Top 10:
01) United States 39, 25, 26 (90)
02) China 37, 24, 19 (80)
03) Russia 12, 21, 23 (56)
04) Great Britain 25, 13, 14 (52)
05) Germany 10, 16, 11 (37)
06) Japan 5, 14, 14 (33)
07) France 8, 9, 12 (29)
08) Australia 6, 13, 10 (29)
09) South Korea 12, 7, 6, (25)
10) Italy 7, 6, 6 (19)
Updated as o8/09/12 at 7:00 PM EST (Source: Yahoo! Sports)
The United States has jumped to a 10 medal lead in the standings, with the closing ceremony schedule for Sunday, August 12th.
The United States. has done particularly well in swimming, where it has received 12 out of the total 18 medals early. In addition, the U.S. has won two medals each in the sports of diving and shooting, one medal in archery, and one medal in judo.
However, the U.S. has also had its disappointments. Ryan Lochte, a swimmer expected to medal in the 200 free, failed to reach the winners’ podium. The men’s gymnastics team, which had announced its intention to win the gold in the team gymnastics competition, failed to medal at all. These losses clearly contribute to the tie between the U.S. and China at this time.
China, on the other hand, won the gold in men’s team gymnastics, and has also received medals in sports like swimming, diving, judo, weightlifting, archery, and shooting.
Following the U.S., Japan currently holds 12 medals, including just one gold medal. After Japan are France, Italy, and South Korea in that order.
The U.S. looks to boost its total medal count in the fourth day of competition. The women’s gymnastics team looks incredibly strong and will seek gold. Michael Phelps, the swimmer who had the most overall medals at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, will swim in the 200-meter butterfly, which is widely considered his best event. China is also likely to do well in Day 4, with competitions in swimming, diving, and weightlifting that the Chinese team hopes to dominate.
As we watch the London Olympics going forward, the medal race is tight. Keep watching to see how the United States, China, and the many other nations competing end up doing in the overall race for medals! We’ll keep you updated here at STS!