Two giants are battling for a supremacy of different kind. In Olympic medal count 2012 USA is once again ahead of China
Allyson Felix wins gold as American Allyson Felix has finally won the gold in women’s 200m. This is going to feel great not just for her but also for the USA that has been struggling with poor show in sprinting and track. Its celebrated sprinters failed to win either gold or silver in 100m men finals that was won by Usain Bolt.
Till the other day, the US was trailing behind China in medal count and there were no signs that it may go up in the sort of sea-saw battle continuing between United States and China. Yesterday, US athletes came up with amazing performances to gab at least four gold medals, giving the US an edge over China not just in overall medal tally, but also closing the gap when it comes to gold medal too.
Though China is still ahead in gold medal count -36 gold for China compared to 34 gold medals for the USA. Both USA and China have won 22 silver medals each while US has 25 bronze against China’s 19 bronze medals.
In track Jamaica seems to rule over everyone else in London Olympics. USain Bolt won in 100m shoot-out and his fellow teammate went on to win the silver. In the 100m women shoot-out again it was a Jamaican girl who won the gold medal. So now it is a huge achievement for Allyson Felix to actually beat everyone else and win the gold medal.
Allyson Felix is on a high after winning the gold medal that had eluded her for such a long time. While talking to the media the over-joyous Felix said, “It has been a long time coming, I have waited to do long for this, so I am overjoyed, there are so many people here tonight, so I am delighted to share it with them”.
United States, 81 (34 gold, 22 silver, 25 bronze)
China, 77 (36, 22, 19)
Russia, 52 (11, 19, 22)
Great Britain, 48 (22, 13, 13)
Germany, 32 (7, 15, 10)