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London 2012 Olympics Day 16: World Records round up


The final day of action at the London 2012 Olympics saw a string of World Records fall during the basketball finals in the North Greenwich Arena.

Team USA's victory over Spain ensured LeBron James is now one of four players to win the NBA championship and Olympic gold in the same year. James follows in the footsteps of compatiots Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen in 1992, and Argentina's Manu Ginobili in 2004.

The 107-100 win also saw USA take their record for most basketball gold medals (male) won by an National Olympic Committee member to 14.

The USA's womens team also got involved in the record breaking action on Sunday. Their 86-50victory over France was the biggest margin in an Olympic women's basketball final. The previous biggest was 31 when the Soviet Union defeated Bulgaria in 1980.

The victory secured the USA's 5th straight gold, setting a new Olympic record for consecutive wins in women's basketball.

Finally Kazakhstan's Serik Sapiyev became the oldest winner of the men's Olympic welterweight boxing title at age 28 276 days, breaking a 56-year-old record.

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

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