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London 2012 Olympics Day 9: World Records round up

 
 
 
 
 
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Sunday at the London 2012 Olympics saw Usain Bolt seal his place in Guinness World Records history when he equaled the record for Most Olympic gold medals in the mens 100 metres.

While the Jamaican wasn't able to beat his world record time of 9.58 seconds set in Berlin in 2009, the victory did however ensure he became only the second man to defend the 100 metres title alongside the USA's Carl Lewis.

Meanwhile, Zhou LuLu from China lifted her way to weightlifting gold, achieving the heaviest total weight lifted in the female +75 kg class after raising a total of 333 kg. (146kg snatch and 187kg clean and jerk). 

Russia's Tatiana Kashirina broke her own 75kg snatch world record twice to finish second in the same event, registering a lift of 149kg in her second attempt, followed by a raise of 151kg (almost 333lb) to win silver.

Wembley Arena saw China's Lin Dan became the first badminton player to retain the Olympic men's singles title with his successful defence against his Malaysian rival Lee Chong Wei.

Elsewhere, Great Britain's Ben Ainslie became the most decorated sailor in Olympic history, after his victory in the Finn class event became his fourth successive gold medal. Ainslie had previously won the Laser class at Sydney 2000 and picked up gold medals in the Finn class at Athens 2004, Beijing 2008. He also won a silver medal, in the Laser class, at Atlanta 1996.

 

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