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Olympics Day 8 - Swimming

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 04: Yang Sun of China celebrates after winning the Men's 1500m Freestyle Final on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 4, 2012 in London, England. Sun recorded a World Record time for the event with a time of 14:31.02. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

World record breakers at the 2012 Olympics

August 12, 2012

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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