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KEY FACTS: London Olympic Games

Last updated on: August 13, 2012 14:01 IST

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David Lekuta Rudisha of Kenya became the first man to break the 800m world record three times, and break the 800m world record at an Olympic Games for the first time in 36 years -- since Alberto Juantorena of Cuba did so in 1976.


Image: Kenya's David Lekuta Rudisha crosses the line to win the men's 800-meter final
Photographs: Lee Jin-man/AP Photo

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Judith Arndt of Germany won a medal in cycling road and cycling track at London 2012.

Image: Silver medallist Judith Arndt of Germany
Photographs: Bryn Lennon/Staff/Getty Images

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Michael Phelps of USA and Missy Franklin of USA won four gold medals each at London 2012, to become King and Queen of the London 2012 Olympic Games.


Image: Gold medallist Missy Franklin of the U.S.
Photographs: Jorge Silva / Reuters

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Ian Millar of Canada -- equestrian -- competed in a record 10th Olympic Games.


Image: Ian Millar of Canada
Photographs: Alex Livesey / Getty Images

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Brazil's Cristaine scored her 12th goal in women's Olympic football, making her all-time top scorer at the Olympics.


Image: Cristiane
Photographs: Luca Bruno / AP

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Alejandra Orozco of Mexico is the youngest medal winner at London 2012. She won silver in the women's diving 10m synchro at the age of 15 years and 103 days.

Image: Silver medallists Alejandra Orozco Loza and Paola Espinosa of Mexico
Photographs: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania is the youngest gold medal winner at London 2012 at the age of 15 years and 133 days.


Image: Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte
Photographs: Mark J. Terrill/AP

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Michael Phelps of USA broke Larissa Latynina's record of 18 medals and collected his 22nd medal of which 18 were gold in swimming.


Image: Michael Phelps
Photographs: Matt Slocum / AP

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Michael Phelps of USA became the first person to win at least three gold medals in three different Olympic Games, when he won four gold medals in London 2012.


Image: Michael Phelps of the United States competes in heat 5 of the Men
Photographs: Adam Pretty/Getty Images

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Ethiopia has won 45 Olympic medals, all in athletics running races of 3000m or more. It's the most medals by a county won medals only in one sport.


Image: Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia celebrates winning silver after the Men
Photographs: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

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Great Britain picked up 29 gold medals and 65 total medals, its second-bet total in a summer Olympic Games and most in 104 years (since 55 gold and 136 total in 1908).

Great Britain won four athletics gold medals at London 2012 -- their most in a single Olympics in track and field since 1980.

Great Britain picked up 20 medals in women's events at London 2012 -- their best ever medal total at the Olympic Games.


Image: Boxer Nicola Adams of Great Britain
Photographs: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

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United States has won most gold medals on foreign soil (46).

United States have nine gold and 29 medals in total in athletics at London 2012 -- more than any other country. This is the sixth Olympic Games in a row that United States finish top of the athletics medal table in terms of both most gold and total medals.


Image: Ryan Lochte
Photographs: David Gray / Reuters

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China set an Olympic record, winning at least one gold medal on 33 consecutive days of competition across Olympic Games, beating the previous mark of 32 consecutive days by United States (1996-2004).


Image: From left to right): Silver medalists Joo Seahjuk, Oh Sangeun and Ryu Seungmin of South Korea; gold medalists Ma Long, Wang Hao and Zhang Jike of China, and bronze medalists Timo Boll, Dimitrij Ovtcharov and Bastian Steger during the victory ceremony for the men's team table tennis
Photographs: Sergei Grits/AP

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Seven NOCs have won a medal for the first time at London 2012: Bahrain, Botswana, Cyprus, Gabon, Grenada, Guatemala and Montenegro.


Image: Bronze medalist Maryam Yusuf Jamal of Bahrain celebrates after the Women's 1500m final
Photographs: Michael Steele/Getty Images

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At age 56, Mark Todd of New Zealand is the oldest medal winner at London 2012. He won bronze in equestrian eventing team.

At age 45, Nick Skelton of Great Britain is the oldest gold medal winner at London 2012. He won the equestrian jumping team event.

71-year-old Hiroshi Hoketsu of Japan -- equestrian -- was the oldest competitor at London 2012 Olympic Games.

54 countries have won gold at London 2012, including two NOCs winning their first Olympic gold: Serbia and Grenada.

85 different NOCs have won a medal at London 2012.


Image: Mark Todd of New Zealand
Photographs: Phil Walter/Getty Images

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USA men's basketball team scored a record 156 points in their win against Nigeria (156-73).

Ed McKeever of Great Britain won gold in men's K1 200m to hand Great Britain its 200th medal in London Olympic Games -- 1908, 1948 and 2012 combined.

A record 80,000 tweets per minute were sent right after Usain Bolt of Jamaica won gold in the men's 200m sprint.

Image: Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win gold during the Men's 200m final
Photographs: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

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