LONDON: The medals kept pouring in for US on Friday as well giving it a leg up over China in 2012 London Summer Olympics.
Ambitious American athletes seem to be poised to finish atop the medals table by the end of games, analysts say.
Experts also added that it maybe the most golds ever collected by the Americans on foreign soil.
Heading into the final weekend of competition, the US leads both the gold and overall medals races after trailing the Chinese most of the games.
The Americans pulled further ahead Friday. At the end of the day's events, the US led China 94 to 81 in total medals and 41 to 37 in golds.
Bill Mallon, a veteran American medals prognosticator, believes the US will win the overall race by 12 to 15 medals and the gold count by three to five.
Four more golds would equal the highest U.S. total on foreign territory in Olympic history -- 45 at both the 1968 Mexico City Games and the 1924 Paris Games.
The gold haul in London is already the best for the United States since it won 44 in 1996 in Atlanta. Its highest gold count was 83 at the 1984 Los Angeles Games, which were boycotted by the Soviet Union.
The late US charge in London has been spurred by the track and field team, with 26 medals, including eight golds, through Friday.
The Americans picked up four medals Thursday night with 1-2 finishes by Ashton Eaton and Trey Hardee in the decathlon and by Christian Taylor and Will Claye in the triple jump. They grabbed two more Friday night -- gold in the women's 4x100-meter relay and silver in the men's 4x400 relay.
Away from the track, wrestler Jordan Burroughs won gold in the men's 74-kilogram freestyle.
The success could validate the projection of 30 medals by USA Track & Field, the national governing body for the sport, which had been widely maligned as too ambitious.