2012 Summer Olympics Medal Count: U.S. And China Remain 1st And 2nd

The United States claimed six medals on Friday, five of them in swimming events. Team USA is now up to 43 in the overall Olympic medal count, followed closely by China, which has won 42 medals to this point. The U.S. has won 21 gold medals, while China has 20.

Related: Golden Age: Michael Phelps Adds To His Record Total As Team USA Dominates

Michael Phelps added to his record medal total with his victory in the men's 100m fly finals, and Missy Franklin set a new world record en route to the win in the women's 200m backstroke.

Here's the current top 10 in the medal count:

1. United States (43 total medals won)
2. China (42)
3. Russia (23)
4. Great Britain (22)
5. Japan (21)
6. Germany (20)
7. France (19)
8. South Korea (16)
9. Australia (14)
10. Italy (12)

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For more in-depth coverage of the 2012 London games, check out SB Nation's dedicated Olympics news hub. Stay up to date on the medal count with Sports Illustrated's tracker.

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