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2012 Summer Olympics Medal Count: United States Overtakes China For Overall Lead

It took six days of competition, but the United States was finally able to leapfrog China for first place in the medal count at this year's London Summer Games.

Powered by six gold medals on Thursday alone, including the first ever women's gold in Judo by Kayla Harrison, the United States hit 37 overall medals to take the Olympic lead outfight for the first time. Michael Phelps once again added to his country's tally with a gold in the 200m individual medley to mark his record-setting 20th career Olympic medal, while American teammate Ryan Lochte also managed to earn a silver in the same event.

Here's a look at the medal count thus far:

1. United States, 37 (18 gold, 9 silver, 10 bronze)

2. China, 34 (18, 11, 5)

3. Japan, 19 (2, 6, 11)

4. Germany, 17 (4, 8, 6)

5. Russia, 17 (3, 6, 8)

Be sure to stay with this StoryStream for more coverage of local athletes at this year's games. Also head over to SB Nation's 2012 Olympics hub for more news and analysis from London.