Bolstered by its strong swimming team, the U.S. took home six medals today to catch up with China at 17 overall medals.
The U.S. won two golds, two silvers and two bronzes with four of those medals coming from swimming events. They also took home a bronze in judo, and a bronze in synchronized diving.
The U.S. entered today's competition at second overall to China. China still has the gold medal advantage with nine compared to our five, and is sitting strongly tied for first place with 17. Japan is in third place with 11 overall. Italy and France round out the top five medalling countries with eight and seven, respectively.
China took home four more gold medals today in fencing, diving, weightlifting and gymnastics.
There are more swimming events tomorrow up for medals, so the U.S. figures to add to its burgeoning trophy case a bit.
For a complete tally of the medals won, use SI.com's Medal Tracker.