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London 2012 Olympics Day 4: World Records round up


There was no question as to Tuesday's big record-breaking story at London 2012.

Michael Phelps won a record 19th Olympic medal as the United States took 4x200m freestyle relay gold, earning the "The Baltimore Bullet" the record for the most individual Olympic medals won and the most gold medals won at the Olympics.

To read more about Phelps's incredible achievement, click here.

Elsewhere France's Tony Estanguet's winning display in the C1 event yesterday earned him the record for the most gold medals won in Olympic canoe-slalom.

Tony has now picked up three golds in the event over the course of his career, with yesterday's victory coming on top of his success at Sydney in 2000 and Athens in 2004.

Similarly, Slovakia's Michal Martikán's bronze medal earned him the record of the most individual Olympic medals won in canoe-slalom.

Michael has notched up two gold medals, two silver, along with the bronze medal he picked up in the C1 event yesterday in London.

Tennis at Wimbeldon on Tuesday saw Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (France) and Milos Raonic (Canada) play out the longest Olympic tennis match by time, with a marathon match that lasted 3 hours and 57 minutes.

The incredible final set lasted 48 games making it the longest set in an Olympic tennis match.

Tsonga was the exhausting tie's eventual winner, taking the match  6-3, 3-6, 25-23.

Serbia's 21-7 thrashing of Great Britain saw them equal the most points scored in an Olympic water polo match (male) record. The performance matched set a record by Russia when they beat Slovakia (21-5) at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

Michael -Jung

Meanwhile, there was plenty for German equestrian star Michael Jung to celebrate after his two gold medals earned him the record for the most Olympic gold medals won by an individual on their birthday following his success in the team and individual eventing competion.

Finally, the USA men's basketball team record for the most Olympic basketball victories of all time now stands at 124 after their convicing win over Tunisia, while their female counterparts have a total of 52 total victories.

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