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New World Records Set at the London 2012 Olympics

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The 2012 London Olympics closed on Sunday, Aug. 12, with a Closing Ceremony described as "a hootenanny of local flavor" by Yahoo! Sports expert Martin Rogers.

The official records are in the International Olympic Committee (IOC) books and the following athletes set new individual or team world records during the Games:

Archery

Dong Hyun Im (KOR), men's 70m, 699

Dong Hyun Im, Bubmin Kim, Jin Hyek Oh (KOR), men's team 216 arrows, 2087

Canoe/Kayak

Aneta Konieczna, Beata Mikolajczyk, Karolina Naja, Marta Walczykiewicz (POL), women's k4 500m, 1:30.338

Modern Pentathlon

Nicola Benedetti (ITA), men's combined running, 9:23.63

Anastasiya Prokopenko (BLR), women's combined running, 10:20.90

Shooting

Sergei Martynov (BLR), men's 50m rifle prone finals, 705.5

Alexei Klimov (RUS), men's 25m rapid fire pistol qualification stage 2, 592

Jessica Rossi (ITA), women's trap qualification round, 75

Jessica Rossi (ITA), women's trap final, 99

Kimberly Rhode (USA), women's skeet qualification round, 74

Swimming

Yang Sun (CHN), men's 1500m freestyle, 14:31.02

Cameron van der Burgh (RSA), men's 100m breaststroke, 58.46

Daniel Gyurta (HUN), men's 200m breaststroke, 2:07.28

Missy Franklin (USA), women's 200m backstroke, 2:04.06

Rebecca Soni (USA), women's 200m breaststroke, 2:19.59

Dana Vollmer (USA), women's 100m butterfly, 55.98

Shiwen Ye (CHN), women's 400m medley, 4:28.43

Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer, Allison Schmitt (USA), women's 4x100m medley relay, 3:52.05

Track and Field

David Lekuta Rudisha (KEN), men's 800m, 1:40.91

Nesta Carter, Yohan Blake, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt (JAM), men's 4x100m relay, 36.84

Elena Lashmanova (RUS), women's 20km race walk, 1:25:02

Tianna Madison, Bianca Knight, Allyson Felix, Carmelita Jeter (USA), women's 4x100m relay, 40.82

Weightlifting

Un Guk Kim (PRK) men's 62kg total, 327

Xiaojun Lu (CHN), men's 77kg total, 379

Xiaojun Lu (CHN), men's 77kg snatch, 175

Ilya Ilyin (KAZ), men's 94kg total, 418

Ilya Ilyin (KAZ), men's 94kg c&j, 233

Zulfiya Chinshanlo (KAZ), women's 53kg c&j, 131

Lulu Zhou (CHN), women's +75kg total, 333

Tatiana Kashirina (RUS), women's +75kg snatch, 151

Marla Mayes has watched the Olympics since Nadia Comaneci received the first perfect 10 ever given in gymnastics.

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