One more record at one last Games

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One more record at one last Games

Phelps breaks career Olympic medals record with relay gold
Michael Phelps made history in his last Olympics on Tuesday, breaking the Olympic medals record with 19.
World champion McKayla Maroney and her U.S. gymnastics team essentially won their gold medal with their first event – vault. All of the Americans do Amanars, one of the toughest vaults in the world: a roundoff onto the takeoff board, back handspring onto the table and 2.5 twisting somersaults before landing.
Elsewhere in London

Tony Estanguet of France won the gold medal in the men’s canoe slalom. Sideris Tasiadis of Germany got the silver, and defending champion Michal Martikan of Slovakia was third. ... Michael Jung on Sam led the German eventing team to its second consecutive Olympic gold – then picked up the individual gold to boot with a combined score of 40.6 after incurring no penalties beyond his initial dressage score. ... The gold medal for men’s individual foil went to Lei Sheng of China. ... ... Maiya Maneza won Kazakhstan’s second weightlifting gold in London and set an Olympic record in the women’s 63-kilogram category. ... Slovenia’s Urska Zolnir (women’s 63kg) and South Korea’s Kim Jae-bum (men’s 81kg) each nabbed judo golds. ... Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia edged Pablo Abian of Spain 22-20, 21-11, setting up a showdown of Olympic badminton champions against Lin Dan in the round of 16. ... Second-seeded Kim Bubmin of South Korea survived a scare from Fiji’s Robert Elder to remain alive in the men’s individual archery competition.

One more record at one last Games

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Michael Phelps made history in his last Olympics on Tuesday, breaking the Olympic medals record with 19.
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World champion McKayla Maroney and her U.S. gymnastics team essentially won their gold medal with their first event – vault. All of the Americans do Amanars, one of the toughest vaults in the world: a roundoff onto the takeoff board, back handspring onto the table and 2.5 twisting somersaults before landing.
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