At the close of day two of the 2012 Games in London, the overall Olympic medal count features Team China at the top of the heap with a two-day total of 12 gold, silver and bronze discs. Team USA sits in second place with 11. But which nation's team amassed the most medals on July 29?
In keeping with day one action, China and the US once again led the field with six new medals each. Each team took home two gold medals. China claimed four silver, while the US snagged three silver and one bronze. France and North Korea also had winning performances as their athletes achieved two gold medal wins as well.
Team USA's gold medal performances belonged to swimmer Dana Vollmer, who set a new World Record to win the women's 100m butterfly, and skeet shooter Kim Rhode, who defeated China's Wei Ning. The men's 4x100m freestyle team--featuring Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte--very nearly won gold, but lost out to Team France during the last seconds of the race. They settled for silver and perhaps a little egg on their faces.
After failing to medal during day one, home team Great Britain staged a comeback during day two and won two awards: A silver in the women's road race for Elizabeth Armitstead, and a bronze for swimmer Rebecca Adlington, who turned in a strong performance in the 400m freestyle. It's always good to see the athletes flourish and reach their potential on home soil, so hopefully more wins--and perhaps a gold medal or two--are in store for Britain in the days to come.
Will China remain atop the Olympic medal count following day three? Watch the July 30 action from the London Games and find out.