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2012 Summer Olympics Medal Count: U.S. Leading In London With 37 Medals Won

The United States and China continue to battle it out at the top of the London Olympics medal count; the Americans claimed a 37-34 edge over the Chinese after winning eight medals on Thursday. The United States and China both have won 18 gold medals so far.

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Here's how the current medal count shakes out:

1. United States (37 total medals)
2. China (34)
3. Japan (19)
T4. Germany (17)
T4. Russia (17)
6. France (16)
7. Great Britain (15)
8. South Korea (14)
T9. Italy (11)
T9. Australia (11)

The U.S. won five medals in swimming events on Thursday -- including three golds -- and won gold in the women's eight rowing event, the women's 78kg judo event and the women's gymnastics individual all-around competition.

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