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2012 Olympic Medal Count: China Leads After Day 1, U.S.A Tied With Italy For Second

China leads the medal count after the first day of the 2012 London Olympic Games with six total medals with four of them being gold and the other two being silver medals. Just behind China is the United States and Italy who are currently tied with five medals each.

So far the only gold medal that the United States has won was in swimming when Ryan Lochte had no issues in winning th 400m IM. The United States also won a pair of bronze medals in swimming in the men's 400m freestyle with Peter Vanderkaay finishing third, and the other was in the women's 400m freestyle relay.

Two of China's four gold medals came in swimming, one in shooting and the other came in weight lifting. Italy's gold medals came in fencing with their other came in archery where they defeated the United States in a thrilling finish.

Here is the current top five medal count by country.

Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
China 4 0 2 6
Italy 2 2 1 5
United States 1 2 2 5
Brazil 1 1 1 3
Korea 1 1 1 3

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