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2012 Olympics Medal Count: United States Maintains Lead With 90 Overall Medals

The United States remained on top of the medal count at the 2012 London Olympics with women accounting for a pair of gold medals, as Team USA ended the day with 90 overall medals.

Middleweight Claressa Shields out of Flint won the first-ever women's boxing gold medal for the United States. Then the USA Women's soccer team added a gold medal to the count with their intense 2-1 win over Japan.

The men's decathlon added another medal highlights from Thursday's action, as Ashton Eaton won the gold medal for Team USA along with the title as "World's Greatest Athlete" while teammate Trey Hardee finished second to pick up the silver medal.

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

  1. United States, 90 (39 gold, 25 silver, 26 bronze)
  2. China, 80 (37, 24, 19)
  3. Russia, 56 (12, 21, 23)
  4. Great Britain, 52 (25, 13, 14)
  5. Germany, 37 (10, 16, 11)

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