After Day 11 of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, China has a lead on Team USA in the total medal count, despite the United States adding four medals on the track in the afternoon.
Leo Manzano won maybe the biggest of the four, taking silver in the men's 1,500 meters, an event in which no American had medaled since 1968, 44 years ago. Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells won silver and bronze, respectively, in the women's 100m hurdles, though Lolo Jones failed to medal. And Erik Kynard took silver in the men's high jump.
But China won nine medals on the day to lead all nations, scoring big wins in women's team table tennis, and men's and women's gymnastics. The U.S. also trails China by four gold medals, with Aly Raisman winning the only U.S. gold of the day in the women's floor exercise.
The U.S. was one of two nations to win more than three medals on Tuesday and only win one gold. Germany was the other.
Here's a more complete look at the medal count:
- China, 73 (34 gold, 21 silver, 18 bronze)
- United States, 70 (30, 19, 21)
- Great Britain, 48 (22, 13, 13)
- Russia, 48 (10, 18, 20)
- Japan, 29 (2, 13, 14)
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