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August Sports world records round up

 
 
 
 
 
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From the London 2012 Games to big landmarks for Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Roger Federer - we take a look back over the past month's record breaking achievements in the world of sport.

The end of August saw the transfer window close for many soccer teams across Europe, and saw Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovich, pictured above, once again involved in another big money move.

Already the holder of the record for the most expensive football player from combined transfer fees, the total amount paid for Zlatan over the course of his career now adds up to an incredible £109.2m following his £15.7m move from AC Milan to French giants Paris Saint Germain this summer.

The 30-year-old forward's previous transfers break down as follows: Malmo to Ajax £6.3m (2001), Ajax to Juventus £10.8m (2004), Juventus to Inter £16.7m (2006), Inter to Barcelona £40m (2009), Barcelona to Milan £19.7m (2011).

Also making his mark in the world of soccer in August was Fabrice Olinga who became the youngest goalscorer in the top division of Spanish football.

The teenager from Cameroon netted for Málaga against Celta Vigo, at the Estadio Municipal de Balaídos, in Vigo, Spain, on 18 August 2012 at the tender age of just 16 years and 102 days.

Tennis ace Roger Federer notched up two records over the summer following his victory at Wimbledon.

The Swiss star now has the record for the longest time at number 1 in the ATP male singles rankings, surpassing a record set by Pete Sampras and now also has the benchmark for the most times seeded 1st at a Grand Slam, having notched up his 23rd top ranking for this year's US Open.

August also saw the emergence of two new names to watch out for in women's golf.

At the age of Canada's 14 years and 279 days, Brooke Henderson carded a final round 72 to capture the CN Canadian Women's Tour event at Club de golf Beloeil in Quebec Canada, making her the youngest person to win a professional golf tournament.

 

Elsewhere, Lydia Ko won the Canadian Women's Open to become the youngest tournament winner in LPGA Tour history at the age of 15 years and 128 days.

The South Korea-born New Zealander finished with a five-under-par 67 to win by three shots.

 

Finally, no retrospective of August's sporting action would be complete without acknowledging the incredible 128 world records that were notched up at the London 2012 Olympics.

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From imperious performances in the pool from Rebecca Soni and Michael Phelps, to inspirational displays on two wheels from Sir Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins and unforgettable athletic performances s provided by Usain Bolt and David Rudisha, the London Games will be a tough act for Rio in 2016 to follow.

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Click here for the definitive list of all of the new benchmarks set at the Games.

We'll have a full round-up of September's sporting landmarks at the end of the month, including a full breakdown of records achieved at the London 2012 Paralympics.

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