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World Record Breakers at the London 2012 Olympics. Gallery 1.

By Austin Amuzie - Monday, August 13, 2012

A 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 the London 2012 Olympics.

Un Guk Kim of North Korea jumps after lifting 327kg in the 62kg overall event, which gave him a new world record previously held by Zhang Jie of China since 2008.
In 2008, Usain Bolt and the Jamaican team set the new record for the 4x100m relay, which was held by the U.S. for 15 years, by .30. In London 2012 Olympics, Bolt, Yohan BlakeMichael Frater and Nesta Carter improved their nation’s record by another .30 to record 36.84.
Russia’s Elena Lashmanova completed the 20km walk in 1:25.02, improving the previous record by six seconds held by fellow Russian Vera Sokolova.
The women’s 4x100m relay record was set by East Germany in 1985. It took almost 27 years for the record to be broken by the U.S. team comprised of Carmelita JeterBianca KnightAllyson Felix, and Tianna Madison at 40.82, almost a one-second improvement. 
David Lekuta Rudisha of Kenya celebrates after winning gold and setting a new world record in the Men's 800m Final.
At first, Tatiana Kashirina of Russia lifted 149kg in the +75kg snatch to beat a record held for eight months, but improved within the event to lift 151kg.
China’s Lulu Zhou topped Tatian Kashirina’s 332kg lift, which was a new record in itself, in the +75 overall event by 1kg.
Italian shooter Jessica Rossi shot all 75 targets in the women’s trap event on Aug. 4. The record was improved by one point, set 14 years ago by Ukranian Victoria Chuyko. 
The U.S. women’s team set a new record in London for the 4x100m medley relay improving .14 on a 3-year-old record by China. (L-R) Dana VollmerRebecca Soni,Allison Schmitt, and Missy Franklin hold their gold medals after the race.
The Great Britain 3000m team pursuit cycling team has dominated finishing times since earlier in 2012 and continued to win Olympic gold with a new record. (L-R) Dani King,Laura Trott, and Joanna Rowsell stand with their medals on the Velodrome podium.
Kazakhstan’s Ilya Ilyin celebrates after setting a new world record in the men’s 94kg overall lift. Ilyin also broke the record by 1kg in the clean and jerk lift in the same day.
Yang Sun of China splashes in the pool after winning the men’s 1500m freestyle race. He improved on a year-old record.
American swimmer Missy Franklin won gold in the women’s 200m backstroke and set a new record originally held by Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe in 2009.

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