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Facts and figures: World records set in Beijing Olympics

2008-08-24 13:24:58 GMT2008-08-24 21:24:58 (Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BEIJING, Aug. 24 (Xinhua) -- Following is a list of world records set at the 2008 Olympic Games:

Swimming (25 in total)

Event Person/Team Time Date


400m Medley Michael Phelps (United States) 4:03.84 Min 10.08.2008

4x100m Freestyle United States (Nathan Adrian,Matt Grevers, Cullen Jones,Ben Wildman-Tobriner) 3:12.23 Min 10.08.2008

100m Breaststroke Kosuke Kitajima (Japan) 58.91 Sec 11.08.2008

100m Freestyle Eamon Sullivan (Australia) 47.24 Sec 11.08.2008

4x100m Freestyle United States(Cullen Jones, Jason Lezak, Michael Phelps, Garrett Weber-Gale) 3:08.24 Min 11.08.2008

200m Freestyle Michael Phelps (United States) 1:42.96 Min 12.08.2008

100m Backstroke Aaron Peirsol (United States) 52.54 Sec 12.08.2008

100m Freestyle Alain Bernard (France) 47.20 Sec 13.08.2008

100m Freestyle Eamon Sullivan (Australia) 47.05 Sec 13.08.2008

200m Butterfly Michael Phelps (United States) 1:52.03 Min 13.08.2008

4x200m Freestyle United States (Ricky Berens, Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps, Peter Vanderkaay) 6:58.56 Min 13.08.2008

200m Backstroke Ryan Lochte (United States) 1:53.94 Min 15.08.2008

200m Medley Michael Phelps (United States) 1:54.23 Min 15.08.2008

4x100m Medley United States (Brendan Hansen, Jason Lezak, Aaron Peirsol,Michael Phelps) 3:29.34 Min 17.08.2008


400m Medley Stephanie Rice (Australia) 4:29.45 Min 10.08.2008

100m Backstroke Kirsty Coventry (Zimbabwe) 58.77 Sec 11.08.2008

200m Freestyle Federica Pellegrini (Italy) 1:55.45 Min 11.08.2008

200m Freestyle Federica Pellegrini (Italy) 1:54.82 Min 13.08.2008

200m Medley Stephanie Rice (Australia) 2:08.45 Min 13.08.2008

200m Butterfly Liu Zige (China) 2:04.18 Min 14.08.2008

4x200m Freestyle Australia (Bronte Barratt, Linda Mackenzie, Kylie Palmer, Stephanie Rice) 7:44.31 Min 14.08.2008

200m Breaststroke Rebecca Soni (United States) 2:20.22 Min 15.08.2008

200m Backstroke Kirsty Coventry (Zimbabwe) 2:05.24 Min 16.08.2008

800m Freestyle Rebecca Adlington (Britain) 8:14.10 Min 16.08.2008

4x100m Medley Australia (Leisel Jones, Jessicah Schipper, Emily Seebohm,Lisbeth Trickett) 3:52.69 Min 17.08.2008

Weightlifting (10 in total)

Event Person Weight Date


85kg Andrei Rybakou (Belarus) 394kg 15.08.2008

105kg Andrei Aramnau (Belarus) 436kg (Snatch 200,Clean & Jerk 236) 18.08.2008


69kg Liu Chunhong (China) 286kg (Snatch 128, Clean and Jerk 158) 13.08.2008

+75kg Jang Miran (South Korea) 326kg (Snatch 140, Clean and Jerk 186) 16.08.2008

Athletics (5)

Event Person/Team Result Date

Men's 100m Usain Bolt (Jamaica) 9.69 Sec 16.08.2008

Women's 3000m Steeplechase Gulnara Galkina-Samitova(Russia) 8:58.81 Min 17.08.2008

Women's Pole Vault Elena Isinbaeva (Russia) 5.05 Meter 18.08.2008

Men's 200m Usain Bolt (Jamaica) 19.30 Sec 20.08.2008

Men's 4 x 100m Relay Jamaica (Nesta Carter, Michael Frater, Usain Bolt,Asafa Powell) 37.10 Sec 22.08.2008

Cycling (2)

Event Person/Team Result Date

Men's Team Pursuit Britain (Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Paul Manning,Bradley Wiggins) 3:55.202 Min 17.08.2008

Men's Team Pursuit Britain (Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Paul Manning,Bradley Wiggins) 3:53.314 Min 18.08.2008

Archery (1)

Event Person/Team Result Date

Women's 24 Arrows Match South Korea (Park Sung-hyun, Yun Ok-Hee, Joo Hyun-Jung) 231 points 10.08.2008

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