London 2012 Medal Count: USA lead the way after golden day for GB

London 2012 Medal Count: The United States of America edge ahead of China in the table as Great Britain move up to third

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Great Britain claimed six gold medals on Day Eight of the Games Photo: Locog/Getty Images

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Great Britain continued their surge up the London 2012 Olympics medals table by claiming six golds on a thrilling day for the hosts.

The United States of America overtook China in the standings, with Team GB up to third from South Korea and France after Day Eight in London.

Scroll down for full table.

The first wave of medals for the hosts came at Eton Dorney as the lightweight double sculls pair of Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking stormed to gold.

The men’s coxless four (Pete Reed, Andy Triggs-Hodge, Tom James and Alex Gregory) then defended their Olympic title in superb fashion, before Zac Purchase and Mark Hunter claimed silver in the lightweight double sculls final.

In the Velodrome, Dani King, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott broke the world record twice on their way to victory in the women’s team pursuit to make it three golds for the day.

And it was a night to remember inside the Olympic Stadium. Jessica Ennis romped to gold in the Heptathlon, before Greg Rutherford leapt to long-jump glory.

Mo Farah then send the partisan crowd wild when he won Great Britain’s first-ever gold medal in the 10,000m to cap a Golden Saturday for the hosts.

Elsewhere, Michael Phelps signed off in style with victory in the 4x100m medley – his 18th gold medal to take his medal total to 22. The USA also took gold in the women’s 4x100m medley relay.

London 2012 Medal Count after Day Eight

Position Country Gold Silver Bronze Total
1 United States 26 13 15 54
2 China 25 16 12 53
3 Great Britain 14 7 8 29
4 South Korea 9 3 5 17
5 France 8 6 8 22
6 Germany 5 10 6 21
7 Italy 5 5 3 13
8 Kazakhstan 5 0 0 5
9 North Korea 4 0 1 5
10 Russian Federation 3 15 10 28
11 Netherlands 3 1 4 8
12 South Africa 3 1 0 4
13 New Zealand 3 0 4 7
14 Japan 2 10 12 24
15 Cuba 2 2 1 5
16 Hungary 2 1 2 5
17 Poland 2 1 1 4
18 Ukraine 2 0 4 6
19 Australia 1 12 7 20
20 Romania 1 4 2 7
21 Canada 1 3 6 10
22 Belarus 1 2 3 6
23 Denmark 1 2 2 5
24 Czech Republic 1 2 1 4
25 Brazil 1 1 4 6
26 Croatia 1 1 0 2
27 Slovenia 1 0 2 3
28 Jamaica 1 0 1 2
28 Ethiopia 1 0 1 2
30 Georgia 1 0 0 1
30 Lithuania 1 0 0 1
30 Switzerland 1 0 0 1
30 Venezuela 1 0 0 1
34 Mexico 0 3 1 4
35 Sweden 0 3 0 3
36 Spain 0 2 1 3
36 Colombia 0 2 1 3
38 Slovakia 0 1 3 4
39 India 0 1 2 3
40 Kenya 0 1 1 2
40 Serbia 0 1 1 2
40 Mongolia 0 1 1 2
40 Norway 0 1 1 2
40 Indonesia 0 1 1 2
40 Belgium 0 1 1 2
46 Thailand 0 1 0 1
46 Chinese Taipei 0 1 0 1
46 Guatemala 0 1 0 1
46 Egypt 0 1 0 1
50 Greece 0 0 2 2
50 Moldova 0 0 2 2
52 Azerbaijan 0 0 1 1
52 Hong Kong 0 0 1 1
52 Iran 0 0 1 1
52 Qatar 0 0 1 1
52 Tunisia 0 0 1 1
52 Singapore 0 0 1 1
52 Uzbekistan 0 0 1 1

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