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London 2012 Olympics Day 12: World Records round up


Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh Jennings ended an era of beach volleyball dominance with a  third Olympic gold following a 21-16, 21-16 win over fellow Americans April Ross and Jennifer Kessy last night.

The victory means that over the duo's incredible career, the pair have set records for the most consecutive Olympic beach volleyball matches (21), the most consecutive beach volleyball gold medals (3), along with the record for total beach volleyball gold medals (3).

Also bringing down the curtain on an illustrious Olympic career at London 2012 yesterday was Germany's Natascha Keller, who now holds the record for the most career appearances in women's international hockey with a world-record 425 caps.

The 35-year-old set up a goal with her very last touch on Wednesday in Germany's 4-1 victory over South Korea in the Olympic classification match for seventh and eighth place.

Keller made her national senior team debut in 1994 and appeared at three Olympics, scoring 204 goals for her country.

Finally, Kaori Icho (Japan) has the most career gold medals in women's Olympic wrestling after sweeping aside China's Jing Ruixue in the final of the second heaviest 63kg class in freestyle wrestling. She could potentially be matched by her compatriot Saori Roshida, who wrestles in the 55kg weight class today.

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

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