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London 2012 Olympics Day 11: World Records round up

 
 
 
 
 
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A climactic final day of competition at the London 2012 velodrome saw Great Britain's Sir Chris Hoy set a new record for the most Olympic track cycling gold medals in Olympic history.

The Edinburgh born cyclist's medal tally now stands at six, following his victory on Tuesday in the Keirin.

Hoy's previous gold medals were won in the 1 km time trial at Athens 2004, the individual sprint, team sprint and Keirin at Beijing 2008 and the team sprint at London 2012.

His total medal count is seven, with his first Olympic medal, a silver, won in the team sprint at Sydney 2000.

The victory also now makes Hoy the owner of the most gold medals in British Olympic history, surpassing Sir Steve Redgrave who won 5 gold medals and 1 bronze between 1984 and 2000.

Elsewhere, the seemingly unstoppable Misty May Treanor and Keri Walsh Jennings (USA) continued to extend their record for the most consecutive victories won in Olympic beach volleyball with a 22-20, 22-20 victory over China's Xi Zhang and Chen Xue.

The win takes Treanor and Walsh Jennings' streak to 20 consecutive victories in Olympic play, dating back to the start of the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Finally, the most career points in Olympics basketball history (female) is 536, set by Australia's Lauren Jackson, who began accumulating her impressive tally at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

Click here for a full list of world reords broken so far at London 2012

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