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Olympic Medal Totals: Tally as of Aug. 11 AM

The leading medal winner at the Olympics, the United States, pushed its totals higher Friday on numerous fronts, including a world record in the women's 400m relay. China remains second with Russia third in total metals.

As the Olympics close their exciting two weeks on the world stage this weekend, the medal rankings find the United States in a commanding lead both in gold and overall medals.

China holds a solid second place in both categories, while Russia ranks third in total medals and host nation Great Britian holds a comfortable third place in gold.

Among the highlights Friday was the record-shattering gold medal victory by the U.S. women's 400-meter relay team, who ran the course in 40.82 seconds, easily beating the previous 41.37-second record set by East Germany in 1985.

And while Sunday still holds much excitement in the way of competition, including the gold medal basketball battle between the U.S. and Spain, there's also growing buzz over the anticipated music offerings for the closing ceremonies.

The exact line-up is being kept under wraps, reported the Los Angeles Times, but those considered likely to perform are the Spice Girls, the Who and Adele.

Here is the Olympic medal count as of 2:00 a.m. Pacific time today, Sat., Aug. 11, according to the 2012 London Olympics

Rank by GoldCountry GoldSilverBronzeTotal 1 United States of America 41 26 27 94 2 People's Republic of China 37 25 19 81 3 Great Britain 26 15 17 58 4 Russian Federation 15 21 27 63 5 Republic of Korea 13 7 7 27 6 Germany 10 18 14 42 7 France 9 9 12 30 8 Hungary 8 4 3 15 9 Australia 7 14 10 31 10 Italy 7 6 8 21 11 Netherlands 6 5 8 19 12 Kazakhstan 6 0 4 10 13 Japan 5 14 16 35 14 Islamic Republic of Iran 4 5 1 10 15 New Zealand 4 3 5 12 16 Democratic People's Republic of Korea 4 0 2 6 17 Jamaica 3 4 3 10 18 Belarus 3 3 4 10 18 Cuba 3 3 4 10 20 Ukraine 3 1 9 13 21 South Africa 3 1 1 5 22 Ethiopia 3 0 3 6 23 Spain 2 9 3 14 24 Romania 2 5 2 9 25 Denmark 2 4 3 9 26 Czech Republic 2 3 3 8 26 Kenya 2 3 3 8 28 Brazil 2 2 8 12 29 Poland 2 2 6 10 30 Turkey 2 2 1 5 31 Croatia 2 1 1 4 32 Switzerland 2 1 0 3 33 Canada 1 5 12 18 34 Colombia 1 3 4 8 35 Sweden 1 3 3 7 36 Georgia 1 2 1 4 37 Argentina 1 1 2 4 37 Slovenia 1 1 2 4 39 Norway 1 1 1 3 39 Tunisia 1 1 1 3 41 Dominican Republic 1 1 0 2 42 Ireland 1 0 3 4 43 Lithuania 1 0 2 3 44 Latvia 1 0 1 2 45 Algeria 1 0 0 1 45 Bahamas 1 0 0 1 45 Grenada 1 0 0 1 45 Venezuela 1 0 0 1 49 Mexico 0 3 2 5 50 Azerbaijan 0 2 5 7 51 Egypt 0 2 0 2 52 India 0 1 3 4 52 Mongolia 0 1 3 4 52 Slovakia 0 1 3 4 55 Armenia 0 1 2 3 55 Belgium 0 1 2 3 57 Bulgaria 0 1 1 2 57 Estonia 0 1 1 2 57 Indonesia 0 1 1 2 57 Malaysia 0 1 1 2 57 Serbia 0 1 1 2 57 Thailand 0 1 1 2 57 Taipei (Chinese Taipei) 0 1 1 2 64 Botswana 0 1 0 1 64 Cyprus 0 1 0 1 64 Finland 0 1 0 1 64 Guatemala 0 1 0 1 64 Portugal 0 1 0 1 69 Uzbekistan 0 0 3 3 70 Greece 0 0 2 2 70 Republic of Moldova 0 0 2 2 70 Qatar 0 0 2 2 70 Singapore 0 0 2 2 70 Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 2 2 75 Afghanistan 0 0 1 1 75 Bahrain 0 0 1 1 75 Hong Kong, China 0 0 1 1 75 Saudi Arabia 0 0 1 1 75 Kuwait 0 0 1 1 75 Morocco 0 0 1 1 75 Puerto Rico 0 0 1 1 75 Tajikistan 0 0 1 1

Olympians of El Cerrito

Meanwhile, if you like to read about El Cerrito connections to the Olympics, here are links to the the articles in our  series:

  • July 1, , who represented the U.S. in judo at the Beijing Olympics four years ago
  • July 2, Sayaka Matsumoto's  of participating in the Beijing Olympics in 2008
  • July 24, profile of Teri McKeever, who's now in London as the first woman in history to be head coach of the US Olympics women's swim team
  • July 25, , who ran for Taiwan in the 1972 Munich Olympics.
  • July 27, , bronze-medal winner who competed in four Olympics – two for Hungary and two for the United States – and served on the U.S. Olympic Committee

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