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2012 Olympics: Team USA Trails China For Overall Medal Count

As the fourth day of the 2012 Olympic Games concludes from London, China and the United States continue to battle for the overall medal count lead, with China regaining the edge thanks to the addition of seven medals on Wednesday.

The Chinese continued their dominance in diving when the men's synchronized diving team added the nation's fourth gold medal out of four diving events. In addition, China earned a combined four medals in women's table tennis and men's weightlifting on Wednesday when their competitors earned gold and silver medals in both events.

However, the United States managed to keep pace with China by continuing to impress in the swimming pool.

Team USA set the Olympic record in the women's 4x200 freestyle relay earning a gold medal with a come-from-behind victory thanks to an amazing performance by Canton product Allison Schmitt. In addition, Nathan Adrian won gold in the men's 100-meter freestyle.

The United States continues to dominate in swimming, earning a total of 18 medals in the collective events to this point, which, with the exception of China, is more medals than any other nation has in all of its combined events in the Olympics.

With University of Michigan product Michael Phelps, as well as Ryan Lochte and Rebecca Soni, set to compete in finals on Thursday, the nation could add to that total easily.

Here's a more complete look at the medal count:

  1. China, 30 (17 gold, 9 silver, 4 bronze)
  2. United States, 29 (12, 8, 9)
  3. Japan, 17 (2, 4, 11)
  4. France, 13 (5, 3, 5)
  5. Germany, 13 (3, 8, 2)

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