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Olympics Day 15 - Athletics

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 11: Anisya Kirdyapkina of Russia and Elena Lashmanova of Russia compete during the Women's 20km Walk final on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games on the streets of London on August 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

World record breakers at the 2012 Olympics


total of 38 records were broken in the 2012 Games. Some were improved by a few milliseconds,

while others were shattered in blistering new times. View the athletes below who

achieved world records in London. -- By Paul Rosales, Yahoo! Sports