China Moves Back Ahead of U.S.--57 to 55--in Olympic Medal Race

August 5, 2012 - 8:46 AM

 

London Olympics Swimming

China's Sun Yang reacts on the podium after winning in the gold medal in the men's 1500-meter freestyle swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics, London, Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

(CNSNews.com) - As of Sunday morning, the People's Republic of China had moved back ahead of the United States in medals won at the London Olympics. The Chinese had 57 medals overall and the United States had 55.

Great Britain, host of the games, was tied for third with Russia. Athletes from both of those nations had won 30 medals.

Four years ago, the United States defeated China in the overall medals competition in the 2008 Olympics. In those Olympics, the U.S.A. won 110 medals overall (including 36 gold, 38 silver and 36 bronze) to China's 100 medals (including 51 gold, 21 silver and 28 bronze). Russia placed third in the 2008 Olympics with 72 medals overall (23 gold, 21 silver and 28 bronze) and Great Britain placed fourth with 47 medals (19 gold, 13 silver and 15 bronze).

The U.S. and China were tied for gold medals with athletes from each nation having won 27. Athletes from China had won 27 gold medals, 16 silver medals, and 14 bronze medals. Athletes from the United States had won 27 gold medals, 13 silver medals and 15 bronze medals.

The British ranked third for gold medals with 14.

The People's Republic of China is governed by a Communist regime. Both the United States and Great Britain have representative governments.

Here are the top 10 nations in the Olympic medals race:

1. China--57 medals (27 gold, 16 silver, 14 bronze)

2. United States--55 medals (27 gold, 13 silver, 15 bronze)

3. Great Britain--30 medals (14 gold, 8 silver, 8 bronze)

4. Russia--30 medals (3 gold, 15 silver, 12 bronze)

5. Japan--25 medals (2 gold, 11 silver, 12 bronze)

6. France--22 medals (8 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze)

7. Germany--21 medals (5 gold, 10 silver, 6 bronze)

8. South Korea--20 medals (10 gold, 4 silver, 6 bronze)

9. Australia--20 medals (1 gold, 12 silver, 7 bronze)

10. Italy--13 medals (5 gold, 5 silver, 3 bronze)