2 Aug 2012

China, US top medal table

7:54 pm on 2 August 2012

China still tops the Olympic medal table after five days of competition in London.

China has a total of 30 medals - 17 of them gold.

The United States is second with 12 gold out of a total of 29 and South Korea third with six golds from a total of 12.

Great Britain is currently 11th with two gold, while New Zealand is 37th with two bronze.

China topped the medal count in Beijing four years ago with 51 gold medals.

US on top in swimming

With three days to go in the pool, the United States continues to be the dominant nation in the Olympic swimming competition.

It picked up another two gold medals on Wednesday with Nathan Adrian winning the men's 100m freestyle title and the women's 200m freestyle relay team also winning.

Liuyang Jiao won China's only title - the women's 200 butterfly.

The US has harvested 18 medals from the swimming, including eight gold, while China has four gold out of a total of eight.

Australia, which went into the Games full of confidence, has eight medals so far - just one of them gold.