Record breaking records in Beijing

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{image-beijing 2008 kidu padam_21082008.jpg}Beijing, Aug 21: The Beijing Olympics has seen records tumble at an amazing rate with 36 world records and 74 Olympic records having been broken in just 11 days of competition, statistics as of the August 19 show.

The executive vice-president and secretary-general of BOCOG, Wang Wei made the announcement at an IOC/BOCOG joint press conference yesterday. He said as of August 19, a total of 14 events have been completed, including Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline, Fencing, Archery, Tennis, Shooting, Track Cycling, Road Cycling, Rowing, Canoe/Kayak Slalom, Triathlon, Judo, Weightlifting and Badminton.

A total of 205 gold medals, 206 silver medals and 232 bronze medals have been awarded. Gold medallists hail from 41 countries and regions, and athletes from 75 countries and regions have become medal winners.


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