On Monday, the United States tied China for the medal count at 17 overall medals to this point in the 2012 Olympic games thanks to a handful of impressive swimming performances.
Matt Grevers and Missy Franklin both brought home gold for the United States by winning in the 100-meter backstroke for the men and women. In addition to Grevers, Nick Thoman brought home the silver medal in the men's 100-meter backstroke.
Rebecca Soni also added a silver medal in the women's 100-meter breaststroke, which was the United States' 500th all-time swimming medal (the most in history).
However, the day was not without some disappointment.
Ryan Lochte failed to medal in the men's 200-meter freestyle, finishing in fourth place.
On Tuesday night, two University of Michigan products in Michael Phelps and Tyler Clary will be competing in the final of the men's 200-meter butterfly in an attempt to add to the United States' medal total in swimming.
Here's a complete look at the medal count thus far:
- China, 17 (9 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze)
- United States, 17 (5, 7, 5)
- Japan, 11 (1, 4, 6)
- Italy, 8 (2, 4, 2)
- France, 7 (3, 1, 3)
Other notables: The only team beyond that top five with three gold medals is North Korea; Great Britain moved into a five-way tie for ninth with its third medal; Moldova still has one bronze medal.
You can find a more viewer-friendly medal count here:
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