Olympic medal count: US leads China in ‘real’ medal count again
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Olympic medal count: US leads China in ‘real’ medal count again

London : United Kingdom | Aug 08, 2012 at 11:34 PM PDT
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The Russian rhythmic gymnastics team celebrate their gold medal

After 12 days of winning moments and heartbreaks, United States finally leads in real medal count. However, China leads the United States in the official IOC medal count at end of Aug 8 action,

China 36 Gold, 22 Silver, 19 Bronze - 77 Total

USA - 34 Gold, 22 Silver, 25 Bronze - 81 Total

When you think of it, the "real" medal count are determined on track and field arenas and game court arenas. The Ancient Games featured running events, a pentathlon consisting of a jumping event, discus and javelin throws, a foot race, and wrestling and it evolves to boxing, swimming, wrestling, pankration, and equestrian events and team games like basketball, volleyball and soccer.

Gymnastics and Diving wins aren't victories according to Forth Place Medal blog, "they're subjective decisions based on objective-sounding rules" and decisions that can be denied at the mercy of the judges. Therefore Gymnastics and Diving disputably not real medals at all. Maybe gymnastic got a pass but granting we exclude Diving from the Medal count, since the bulk of difference comes from Chinese divers winning 5 golds and 8 overall medals in London (USA goose egg on gold, 3 medals overall), Team USA should be ahead of China in the real medal count.

USA - 34 Gold, 21 Silver, 23 Bronze - 78 Total Medals

China - 31 Gold, 20 Silver, 18 Bronze - 69 Total medals

Again, the United States is ahead of China on real medal count, but not on IOC medal tally. When you factor out all the judging nonsense in gymnastics, diving and trampoline, Team USA is even more the decisive leader in the London Olympics 2012.

Speaking of Olympics, among it's ancient games were a series of athletic competitions where it was divided today as track and field events. Since the opening of the Athletics early this week, United States currently hauls 20 medals sitting on decisive top spot with 5 Golds, 8 Silver and 7 Bronze. China so far has 1 Gold and 2 Bronze and in 10th place overall in athletics event.

In Womens 200 metres USA Allyson Felix clocks 21.88 for gold while fellow American Carmelita Jeter got Bronze 22.14 finish. Lolo Jones again failed to produce medal in the Olympics but fellow Dawn Harper and Kellie Wells finished silver and broze respectively for United States. Sanya Richards-Ross of USA won gold in womens 400 metres and DeeDee Trotter finished bronze.

United States has couple of huge win today on Women's Beach Volleyball All-American Finals won by Kerri Walsh and Misty May-Treanor ahile Ross April and Jennifer Kessy of USA takes Silver.

In Tennis Williams sisters provides Doubles gold Serena Williams and Venus Williams of the United States while Serena takes gold in womens single.

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