2012 Summer Olympics Medal Count: China Leads U.S. 73-70

China entered the day with the edge in the Olympic medal count, and that's how they'll leave it -- the Chinese have won 73 medals at the 2012 London Olympics, while the United States is second with 70. The Chinese also have the edge in gold medals won with 34; the U.S. is four off the pace in that category.

Related: 2012 London Olympics: U.S. Women Crush Canada, 91-48

The current top 10:

1. China (73; 34 gold, 21 silver, 18 bronze)
2. United States (70; 30 gold, 19 silver, 21 bronze)
T3. Great Britain (48)
T3. Russia (48)
5. Japan (29)
6. France (28)
7. Germany (27)
8. Australia (25)
9. South Korea (23)
10. Italy (17)

SB Nation Studios has put together another video update on the medal count, which you can check out below.

For updates, stay tuned to SB Nation Chicago. For comprehensive coverage of the 2012 London Games, visit SB Nation's Olympics news hub. Stay up to date on the medal count with Sports Illustrated's tracker.

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