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2012 Olympics Medal Count: USA Builds Lead After Big Day In Track, Women's Team Sports

Team USA built a 10-medal lead over China on Thursday with a productive day on the track and a golden day in women's team sports. Usain Bolt and David Rudisha stole all the headlines during day seven of track and field, but Team USA sealed up two separate gold-silver finishes. Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee went 1-2 in the decathlon while Florida Gators' teammates Christian Taylor and Will Claye went gold-silver in the triple jump.

Off the track, it was the women's soccer team pulling out a thrilling 2-1 win over Japan to win yet another gold medal in a sport they have typically dominated at the Olympics. The women's water polo team also added to Thursday's gold rush. Here's the tope five in the medal count:

  1. United States, 90 (39 gold, 25 silver, 26 bronze)
  2. China, 80 (37, 24, 19)
  3. Russia, 56 (12, 21, 23)
  4. Great Britain, 52 (25, 13, 14)
  5. Germany, 37 (10, 16, 11)

For a complete schedule of events and dates medals will be awarded, visit NBC Sports' official Olympic website. For complete coverage from the 2012 London Olympics, keep checking this StoryStream and visit SB Nation's Olympics hub.