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bolt jamaica London 2012 olympics running Track and Field usain bolt world record - 6503179776
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The US gave them a run (HA!) for their money, but Jamaica proved their sprinting dominance. Usain Bolt, Jamaica's anchor (last runner in the relay) snagged his third gold medal in the London games.

It all came down to an anchor sprint between Tyson Gay and Usain Bolt. For about four seconds it they were neck and neck -- and then Bolt remembered he was the fastest man in history. He easily pulled ahead to finish Jamaica's relay with a time of 36.85 seconds.

This marks Bolt's sixth Olympic gold.

800m David Rudisha kenya Track & Field world record - 6497410560
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In a completely unsurprising outcome, Kenyan David Rudisha took gold in the 800m today in a world record time of 1:40.91. And yes, your math is correct when you realize that he averaged an insane 50 seconds per lap.

Rudisha broke a world record he's held since 2010, and solidifies the Kenyan claim to the throne of middle distance running supremacy.

Americans Duane Solomon and Nick Symmonds both ran personal bests, posting times of 1:42.82 and 1:42.95 respectively.

cycling gold London 2012 olympics team gb track cycling world record - 6483667968
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AMAZING stuff in track cycling today. Team G.B.'s ladies managed to set a new world record IN EACH OF THEIR COMPETITIVE RIDES, all the way up to the finals. They ended up beating their own record SIX TIMES IN A ROW, and then attacked the gold medal race, beating the Americans to walk away with a world championship, a world record, and a gold medal.

Team G.B. is proving a powerhouse in cycling this year, this win makes Britain's FOURTH gold medal in track cycling. Good show, Team G.B.!

100m butterfly Dana Vollmer swimming team usa world record - 6466811904
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See, we do care about swimmers not named Lochte or Phelps! Defending world champ Dana Vollmer set the world record in the 100m fly today with a time of 55.98 seconds. She cleared the previous record by almost a full second, helping Americans forget about that "Phelps isn't fast anymore" realization that they suffered through yesterday.

China gold medals swimming world record Ye Shiwen - 6464485888
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While everyone was focused on Ryan Lochte's victory in the men's 400m IM, Chinese swimmer Ye Shiwen broke the women's world record by a full second, finishing in 4:28.43.

China has just 26 medals in swimming events in their history (comparatively the U.S. has 489), but now they can thumb their nose at everyone because they have the gold medal that matters. They currently lead the total medal count for this Olympiad, with Italy (WHAT?) in second.

archery Im Dong-hyun London 2012 olympics sight world record - 6461575424
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The Opening Ceremony is hours away, but we already have our first record-breaking athlete making news!

Although he's legally blind, Im Dong-hyun set an individual record in Friday's ranking round. He also joined forces with Kim Bub-min and Oh Jin-hyek to record a new best in the team event. He may not be able to read at a long distance, but he is more than capable with a bow and arrow.

South Korea's archery team is considered the best in the world.