The overall medal count at the London Olympics, as of July 31, 2012 gives China the lead with 13 golds, 6 silvers and 4 bronzes. The U.S. comes in second with 9 golds, 8 silvers and 6 bronzes. Japan comes in third with 1 gold, 4 silvers, and 8 bronzes.
Ryan Lochte has defeated Michael Phelps in the men’s 400m swim to earn the First US Gold at the London Olympics 2012. Ryan Lochte defeating Michael Phelps, the superstar in swimming shows that hard work and persistence certainly pays off.