London Olympics Medal Count 2012: Team USA Leads With 43 Medals Won

The United States won six medals on Friday to maintain its lead in the overall Olympic medal count. With 43 total medals, Team USA is just one medal ahead of second place China. The Americans also have won one more gold medal (21) than the Chinese (20).

Related: Missy Franklin Captures Gold Medal In 200m Backstroke

Five of the medals awarded to the U.S. on Friday came in swimming events. Missy Franklin took home gold in the women's 200m backstroke, while Elizabeth Beisel took bronze. Michael Phelps added to his record medal total with a win in the men's 100m fly. Katie Ledecky won the women's 800m freestyle final and Cullen Jones nabbed second in the men's 50m freestyle final.

The current top 10 in the medal count:

1. United States (43 total medals won)
2. China (42)
3. Russia (23)
4. Great Britain (22)
5. Japan (21)
6. Germany (20)
7. France (19)
8. South Korea (16)
9. Australia (14)
10. Italy (12)

For more, stay tuned to SB Nation Denver and check out SB Nation's 2012 Summer Olympics hub. Stay up to date on the medal count with Sports Illustrated's tracker.

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