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44 world records, 117 new Olympic records set in London

08-13-2012 07:40 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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With the festive and fast-moving Olympic closing ceremony well underway, the 16-days worth of games have come to an end. Under the theme of "inspire a generation", the greatest athletes from 204 countries have given their best after years of training.

More than 10,000 athletes have competed in 26 different sports and 302 gold medal events at the London games.

The biggest winner, the United States, stands at the top with 45 golds and 103 medals overall.

And China, despite a strong start, ended in 2nd place with 38 golds and 87 medals.

The host nation, Britain, took the third spot, with Russia and South Korea rounding out the top 5.

44 world records and 117 new Olympic records were set at the London Games.

Still the biggest winner at the London games, American swimmer Michael Phelps, grabbed 4 golds and 2 silver medals. He also became the most decorated Olympian of all time with 18 golds and 22 medals overall.

And China's swimmer Sun Yang, Gymnast Zou Kai and Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt are also included in the top 15 medal winners.

China's most decorated Olympian in history however, is Zou Kai, who now has 5 gold medals from 3 Olympics.


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