2012 London Olympics Medal Count: USA Pulls Away From China

The 2012 London Olympics are coming to an end and the United States has clinched the top spot in the overall medal count. The U.S. went back and forth with China in the early part of the games but a strong finish enabled them to come out on top.

The United States finished with 104 total medals including 46 golds. China comes in second with 87 and 38 golds while Russia finished third with 82 medals and 24 gold. Great Britain and Germany round out the top five.

Here is a the final top five in the medal count:

1. United States, 104 (46 Gold, 29 Silver, 29 Bronze)
2. China, 87 (38, 27, 22)
3. Russia, 82 (24, 25, 33)
4. Great Britain, 65 (29, 17, 19)
5. Germany, 44 (11, 19, 14)

For a complete breakdown, visit Sports Illustrated's medal count tracker.

For the latest on the 2012 Olympic Games, check out SB Nation's dedicated Olympics hub.

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