Olympic Gold Medal Count, Pac-12 Edition: Cal 8, USC 4, Stanford 3, Arizona 2, Washington 1

Aug 6, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Felix Sanchez (DOM) celebrates after winning the men's 400M hurdles final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium. Mandatory Credit Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Sadly there are not many medal updates from yesterday. The good bit of news was Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic (and formerly of USC) capturing gold in the men's 400 meter hurdles, which ended up being his second gold medal in three Olympics.

So USC inches a little bit closer behind Cal in individual gold, although they still have quite a bit of ground to make up to get on there. The Golden Bear swimming dominance leaves USC, Stanford, and everyone else chasing an imposing mark.

Team Gold Silver Bronze
Cal 8 1 4
USC 4 2 3
Stanford 3 0 2
Arizona 2 1 0
Washington 1 4 3
Oregon 0 1 0

Cal, USC and Stanford figure to be the biggest threats to win the overall gold medal count, as all of these schools have ample representation in the team competitions. USC and Stanford could very well battle it out if the water polo and volleyball teams perform up to par for the United States. The Trojans also have several more representatives in track and field events as well.

Individually, the 17 gold medals by Pac-12 Nation would place them fourth overall behind Great Britain, the United States and China.

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