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2012 Olympic Medal Count: United States Takes Back Overall Medal Lead

The United States took back the overall medal lead from China on Wednesday, with seven Track and Field medals putting them over the top. Allyson Felix, Aries Merritt and Britney Reese all earned gold medals.

Felix won the women's 200 meters and is now the first woman to win three medals in the 200 meters. Reese was the second American to win gold in women's long jump, Merritt and fellow American Jason Richardson won gold and silver in the men's 110m hurdles and Lashinda Demus took home silver in the women's 400m hurdles.

Bronze medals were won by Carmelita Jeter and Janay DeLoach both in the 200 meters and the long jump respectively.

The top five in the most up-to-date medal count:

  1. United States, 81 (34 gold, 22 silver, 25 bronze)
  2. China, 77 (36, 22, 19)
  3. Russia, 52 (11, 19, 22)
  4. Great Britain, 48 (22, 13, 13)
  5. Germany, 32 (7, 15, 10)

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