Olympics 2012 Medal Count: United States Stays Ahead Of China

Saturday at the 2012 Olympic Games in London was a very packed day of gold medal events and another solid day for the United States, which retains a slim lead over China in the overall medal count. At the end of competition on Saturday, the U.S. leads one again in both total medals and gold medals.

America currently holds 54 total medals and 26 gold medals. China is just a step behind in both columns, as they have 53 total medals and 25 gold.

Also making significant strides was host country Great Britain, who jumped into third place on Saturday with 29 total medals, leapfrogging Russia.

Here are the total medal leaders at the end of Saturday's events:

1. United States - 54 (26, 13, 15)
2. China - 53 (25, 16, 12)
3. Great Britain - 29 (14, 7, 8)
4. Russia - 28 (3, 15, 10)
5. Japan - 24 (2, 10, 12)

For a complete tally of the medals won, use SI.com's Medal Tracker.

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