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2012 Olympics Medal Count: United States Leads With 81 Medals, China Second With 77

The 2012 Olympic Games have only a few more days in London, and the United States are closing in on the overall medal count after a busy Wednesday for the Americans, adding a number of medals in a number of events.

The number the United States added was 8 medals on Wednesday, including gold for Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor in women's beach volleyball, Brittany Reese in the women's long jump, Allyson Felix in the women's 200 meter, and Lashinda Demus claiming the silver medal in the 400 meter hurdles as well.

The good old U.S. of A now has 81 total medals, with 34 gold, 22 silver and 25 bronze now safely in their kitty. Behind them sits China with 77 total medals, consisting of 36 gold, 22 silver and 19 bronze. Russia is in a distant third with 52 medals, hosts Great Britain in fourth with 48 medals, and Germany rounding out the top five with 32 medals.

You can check out the complete count with SI's complete medal tracker here. You can also enjoy SB Nation's 8-bit Olympic medal count video below. Music and everything. It's awesome so you should watch.

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