Posted: Jul 31, 2012 11:49 PM by Andrew Masuda
After four days of competition, the United States and China are tied for first in the medal count.
The U.S. won six medals on Tuesday, including four golds, one silver and one bronze. Overall, Team USA has 9 golds, 8 silvers and 6 bronze for a grand total of 23.
China has 13 golds, 6 silvers and 4 bronze to match the U.S. with 23 total medals.
Japan ranks third with 13 medals, including 1 gold, 4 silver and 8 bronze. France ranks fourth with 11 total.
Swimmers Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt each have earned 3 medals in London. Lochte has 2 gold and 1 bronze, while Phelps has 1 gold and 2 silvers. Schmitt has one of each.
UCSB graduate Jason Lezak earned a silver medal in the men's 4x100 meter freestyle relay.
In 2008, the U.S. won the overall medal count with 110 medals, 36 of them were gold. China earned 100 medals, including a Beijing Olympic-best 51 gold medals. The last time the United States did not win the most hardware in the Summer Olympics was the 1992 Barcelona Games when the Soviet Union earned 111 medals, including 45 golds and the U.S. captured 37 golds and 108 total medals.
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