Golden Athletes of the London 2012 Games

See which athletes from around the world bring home gold from the London 2012 Games.

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US swimmer Ryan Lochte poses with his dental braces bearing the US flag and his gold medal after winning the men's 400m individual medley swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on July 28, 2012 in London. AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/GettyImages)
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USA: Gold medalists the United States pose following the medal ceremony for the men's basketball final. Coming into the gold medal match undefeated, Team USA would have a rematch against Spain, their Beijing rivals. Click to see more of this Olympics gold medalists.
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FRANCE: France's players celebrate on the podium of the men's handball final. Coming off a number of victories, the Beijing Olympics in 2008, the world championships in 2009, and the European championships in 2010, the French team won a second straight gold medal in London, completing a rare feat among handball teams.
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CROATIA: Croatia's gold medal team celebrate on the podium after the men's water polo gold medal match Croatia vs Italy. With this victory, Croatia won its first gold medal in the sport.
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RUSSIA: Gold medallists Anastasia Bliznyuk, Uliana Donskova, Ksenia Dudkina, Karolina Sevastyanova, Anastasia Nazarenko and Alina Makarenko of Russia celebrate during the medal ceremony for the group all-around rhythmic gymnastics. Russia has now won four straight gold medals in rhythmic gymnastics. Click to see more of this Olympics gold medalists.
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JAPAN: Gold medalist Japan's Tatsuhiro Yonemitsu poses on the podium of the men's 66kg freestyle. Yonemitsu's gold would be Japan's first in the sport in 24 years.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Gold medalist Luke Campbell of Great Britain celebrates after the medal ceremony for the men's bantam (56kg) boxing final bout. After a very close match, Campbell would deliver a strong right punch to end the match and win the gold. Click to see more of this Olympics gold medalists.
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CZECH REPUBLIC: Jaroslav Kulhavy of the Czech Republic celebrates winning the men's mountain bike race. Kulhavy was able to pull away on the last circuit to take the lead and the gold.
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CUBA: Gold medalist Robeisy Ramirez Carrazana of Cuba celebrates during the flyweight (52kg) boxing awards ceremony. Ramirez Carrazana orchestrated an impressive finals bout to win the gold.
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KAZAKHSTAN: Gold medalist Serik Sapiyev of Kazakhstan celebrates during the welterweight (69kg) boxing awards ceremony. After losing in the first round in Beijing, Sapiyev redeemed himself by winning in decisive fashion.
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USA: Jacob Stephen Varner of the United States celebrates with his gold medal during the medal ceremony following the men's freestyle 96 kg wrestling gold medal fight.
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BRAZIL: Brazil's players pose on the podium with their gold medals after defeating the US in the women's volleyball gold medal match. Brazil played a dominant match, winning the final event 3-1.
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TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO: Gold medalist Keshorn Walcott of Trinidad and Tobago poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's javelin throw. Walcott's gold would be the first for the island nation since 1976.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Gold medalist Mohamed Farah of Great Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's 5000m. Farah would become one of the few athletes to win the 5000m and the 10,000m race in the same Olympics.
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RUSSIA: Gold medalist Anna Chicherova of Russia poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's high jump. After a series of injuries, Chicherova would become the first woman to clear 2.05 meters on the second attempt.
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CHINA: Gold medalist Shiming Zou of China celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's light fly (49kg) boxing final bout. Zou became the first man to win back to back light-flyweight golds.
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CUBA: Roniel Iglesias Sotolongo of Cuba exits the ring following his gold medal winning performance over Denys Berinchyk of the Ukraine in the light welterweight (64kg) boxing final. Iglesias Sotolongo ended Cuba's eight year boxing drought by winning the gold.
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JAPAN: Gold medalist Ryota Murata of Japan celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's middle (75kg) boxing final bout. Murata would win Japan a rare gold in the ring, it's first in the past 48 years.
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UKRAINE: Gold medalist Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's heavy (91kg) boxing final bout. Usyk remained light on his feet to win the match and then showed off some dance moves in celebration.
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SERBIA: Gold medalist Milica Mandic of Serbia celebrates after winning the women's +67kg taekwondo gold medal match. This would be Serbia's first gold medal of the London games.
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ITALY: Italy's Carlo Molfetta poses with his gold medal on the podium for men's taekwondo + 80 kg category. The final match went to sudden death and after consulting the judges, the referee declared Molfetta the winner.
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GERMANY: Team Germany celebrates with their gold medals during the medal ceremony following the men's hockey gold medal match against Netherlands. This would be Germany's second straight gold medal in field hockey.
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NORWAY: Team Norway poses with their gold medals on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's handball final. With the gold, Norway would defend its title that it won back in 2008.
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JAMAICA: Gold medalists Usain Bolt, Yohan Blake, Michael Frater and Nesta Carter of Jamaica celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's 4 x 100m relay final. The Jamaican team shattered the world record they set a year ago, posting a time of 36.84 seconds.
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USA: The women's basketball team poses for a photo with their gold medals after their victory over France.
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USA: Gold medallist David Boudia poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 10m Platform Diving Final.
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USA: Gold medalists DeeDee Trotter, Allyson Felix, Francena McCorory and Sanya Richards-Ross of the United States pose on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's 4 x 400m relay. The team blew away the competition by four seconds to capture the gold.
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RUSSIA: Gold medalist Elena Lashmanova of Russia poses during the medal ceremony of the women's 20km walk. Lashmanova would go on to break the world record on her way to the gold medal.
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RUSSIA: Gold medalist Mariya Savinova of Russia poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's 800m. Savinova adds a gold medal to her world championship last year, defeating the defending champion.
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AZERBAIJAN: Gold medalist Azerbaijan's Toghrul Asgarov poses on the podium of the men's 60kg freestyle. Asgarov, the 2011 world champion, would upset a number of medal favorites to take the gold.
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UZBEKISTAN: Gold medalist Artur Taymazov of Uzbekistan bites on his medal during the ceremony for the men's 120kg freestyle wrestling event. With this victory, Taymazov would collect his third gold medal.
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USA: Team USA's Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter bring home the gold in the women's 4 x 100m relay.
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CZECH REPUBLIC: Gold medalist David Svoboda of Czech Republic celebrates during the medal ceremony for the men's modern pentathlon. Svoboda bested his competitors in events ranging from swimming to horse riding to regain the top spot on the leader board and the gold.
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MEXICO: Gold medal winners Mexico pose with their medals after the medal ceremony for the men's football final between Brazil and Mexico. This would be Mexico's first gold medal ever in the men's soccer tournament.
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RUSSIA: Evgeniya Kanaeva of Russia poses on the podium after taking gold in individual all-around rhythmic gymnastics. It's her second consecutive first place finish in the Olympic sport.
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SPAIN: Spain's Angela Pumariega Menendez, Sofia Toro Prieto Puga and Tamara Echegoyen Dominguez celebrate on the podium after winning gold in the women's sailing elliott 6m race.
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FRANCE: Gold medalist Julie Bresset of France celebrates winning the women's cross-country mountain bike race. Bresset won the race by a comfortable margin and rode the last lap in celebratory fashion.
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NEW ZEALAND: Lisa Carrington of New Zealand celebrates winning the gold in the women's kayak single (K1) 200m sprint final on Day 15 of the 2012 Games.
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RUSSIA: Gold medal winners Yury Postrigay and Alexander Dyachenko of Russia celebrate their win in the men's kayak double (K2) 200m canoe sprint.
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RUSSIA: Russia's Sergey Kirdyapkin takes the gold in the men's 50km walk on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Great Britain's Ed McKeever wins the gold in the men's kayak single (K1) 200m canoe sprint.
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UKRAINE : Yuri Cheban of Ukraine celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's canoe gingle (C1) 200m sprint final.
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THE NETHERLANDS : Team Netherlands celebrate during the medal ceremony after women's hockey on Day 14.
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COLOMBIA : Gold medallist Mariana Pajon of Colombia celebrates her win in the women's BMX cycling final on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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FRANCE: Renaud Lavillenie of France celebrates winning gold in the men's pole vault final.
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BAHAMAS : Chris Brown, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu and Ramon Miller of the Bahamas celebrate winning gold in the men's 4 x 400m relay final.
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LATIVIA : Lativia's Maris Strombergs poses on the podium with his gold medal after winning the BMX cycling men's final.
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AUSTRALIA : Mathew Belcher and Malcolm Page of Australia celebrate with their team coach, Victor Kovalenko, after winning gold in the men's 470 sailing.
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NEW ZEALAND : Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie of New Zealand celebrate finishing first in the 470 women's class sailing on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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RUSSIA : Tatyana Lysenko of Russia celebrates winning gold after the women's hammer throw final.
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ARGENTINA : Gold medallist Sebastian Eduardo Crismanich of Argentina celebrates his win in men's -80kg taekwondo.
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KOREA: Seon Hwang of Korea celebrates taking the gold for the women's -67kg taekwondo.
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TURKEY: Cakir Alptekin of Turkey waves to the crowd after taking first place in the women's 1500m final on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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ETHIOPIA: Gold medalist Meseret Defar of Ethiopia poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 5000m. Click to see more 2012 Olympic gold medalists.
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USA: Jordan Ernest Burroughs of the United States celebrates his gold medal in the Men's Freestyle 74 kg Wrestling.
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RUSSIA: Russia pose on the podium after winning gold for the Women's Teams Synchronised Swimming Free Routine final.
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TUNISIA: Oussama Mellouli of Tunisia celebrates with his gold medal during the medal ceremony following the Men's Marathon 10km swim.
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USA: The United States women's soccer team celebrates with their gold medals after defeating Japan by a score of 2-1 to win the Women's Football gold medal match. Goals by Carli Lloyd and many diving saves from goalkeeper Hope Solo clinched the women's national team to the top of the podium.
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Dzhamal Otarsultanov of Russia celebrates his gold medal in the men's freestyle 55 kg wrestling.
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JAMAICA: Gold medalist Usain Bolt of Jamaica pops his signature pose on the podium during the medal ceremony of the men's 200m final. Bolt is the only runner to win gold in the 100m and 200m in consecutive Olympic game.
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USA: Gold medalist Christian Taylor of the United States celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's triple jump. Taylor, the world champion, won with a distance of 17.81 meters.
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KENYA: Gold medalist David Lekuta Rudisha of Kenya poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 800m. Rudisha would break the world record on his way to the gold medal.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Gold medalist Charlotte Dujardin of Great Britain riding Valegro celebrates with her gold medal holding a British flag following the individual dressage medal ceremony. Dujardin would break the world record during her gold medal performance.
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RUSSIA</b: Gold medalist Natalia Vorobieva of Russia poses on the podium after the women's 72kg freestyle medal finals. After losing the first period, the three-time junior world champion quickly pinned her opponent to win the contest.
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CHINA: China's Chen Ruolin poses with the gold medal after winning the women's 10m platform final. By winning this event, Ruolin would defend the gold she won during the Beijing games.
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GERMANY: Franziska Weber and Tina Dietze of Germany celebrate winning the gold medal in the women's kayak double (K2) 500m sprint. Their victory denied their Hungarian rivals a chance to win the even three Olympics in a row.
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JAPAN: Saori Yoshida of Japan celebrates winning the gold medal in the women's freestyle 55 kg wrestling event. Yoshida's win gave Japan its third gold medal in women's wrestling this Olympic games.
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HUNGARY: Gold medalist Eva Risztov of Hungary celebrates after winning the gold medal in the women's marathon 10km swimming at Hyde Park. Risztov retired after the 2004 Olympics, disappointed with her results that year, but came back to win the gold at London.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Gold medalist Nicola Adams of Great Britain celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony after winning the women's fly (51kg) boxing final bout. Adams orchestrated a stunning upset over China's Ren Cancan and won in impressive fashion.
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USA: Gold medalist Claressa Shields of the USA stands on the podium during the awards ceremony for the women's boxing middleweight category. The 17-year-old teenager was a dominant contender through the London games and replicated her performance in the final match.
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GERMANY: Peter Kretschmer (L) and Kurt Kuschela of Germany celebrate winning the Gold medal during the medal ceremony for the men's kayak double (K2) 1000m canoe sprint final. After winning silver in the European championships this year, the duo surged past the competition to win the gold.
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AUSTRALIA: Tate Smith, Dave Smith, Murray Stewart, and Jacob Clear of Australia celebrate winning the Gold medal during the medal ceremony for the men's kayak four (K4) 1000m canoe sprint. This would be Australia's sixth gold medal of the games.
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HUNGARY: Gold medalist Danuta Kozak of Hungary celebrates during the medal ceremony for the women's kayak single (K1) 500m sprint. The two-time European champion won Hungary's seventh gold medal of the games.
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IRELAND: Gold medalist Katie Taylor of Ireland celebrates on the podium after the women's boxing lightweight (60kg) final match. Taylor, a four-time world champion, was met with thunderous applause when she entered ExCel Arena and was again treated to ear splitting cheers when the referee declared her the winner.
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JAPAN: Kaori Icho of Japan celebrates winning the gold medal in the Women's Freestyle 63 kg Wrestling. Click to see more golden athletes.
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GERMANY: On Day 12 of the London Games, Sebastian Brendel of Germany took the gold in the men's canoe single (C1) 1000m Sprint Finals.
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JAPAN: Hitomi Obara of Japan celebrates winning gold in the women's freestyle 48 kg wrestling on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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CHINA: China took gold in men's team table tennis at the London Olympic Games. They completed a clean sweep of all four golds in the sport after beating South Korea 3-0 in the finals.
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SWITZERLAND: Steve Guerdat of Switzerland stands on the podium after winning the gold medal in the Individual jumping equestrian.
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Roland Kokeny and Rudolf Dombi of Hungary celebrate on the podium after winning gold in the men's kayak double (K2) 1000m canoe sprint final.
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Nathan Outteridge (R) and Iain Jensen (L) of Australia took the gold in the men's 49er sailing final.
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NORWAY: Eirik Veras Larsen displays the gold medal he won in the men's kayak single 1000m in Eton Dorney, near Windsor, England.
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Gold medalist Epke Zonderland of Netherlands poses on the podium after the artistic gymnastics men's horizontal bar final on Day 11.
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Great Britain's Carl Hester, Charlotte Dujardin and Laura Bechtolsheimer celebrate with their gold medals for the team dressage on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Robert Harting of Germany celebrates winning gold in the men's discus throw final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Gold medalist Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain celebrates after taking the men's keirin track cycling final.
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Netherlands's Dorian Van Rijsselberge celebrates his gold medal after the men's RS:X sailing class at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria brings home the gold from the men's 1500m final.
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Gold medalists Natalia Ishenko and Svetlana Romashina of Russia pose on the podium following the women's duets synchronized swimming free routine.
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Australia's Sally Pearson finished first in the women's 100m hurdles.
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Denmark's Lasse Norman Hansen celebrates on the podium after winning the gold medal in the London 2012 Olympic Games men's omnium 1km time trial cycling event at the Velodrome.
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IRAN: Iran's Ghasem Ghiamreza Rezaei bites his gold medal on the podium after he won the Men's 96kg Greco-Roman gold medal fight.
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Ivan Ukhov of Russia celebrates winning gold in the men's high jump final on Day 11 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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RUSSIA: Russia's llya Zakharov poses with his gold medal after winning the men's 3m springboard final during the diving event.
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SOUTH KOREA: South Korea's Kim Hyeonwoo bites his gold medal from the 66kg Greco Roman Wrestling final.
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CHINA: China's Ding Ning, Guo Yue and Li Xiaoxia celebrate on the podium after winning the table tennis women's team gold medal match.
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CHINA: Gold medalist Zhe Feng of China poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Parallel Bars.
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SPAIN: Spain's Marina Alabau Neira celebrates winning gold on the podium in the RS:X sailing class.
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AUSTRALIA: Australia's Anna Meares kisses her gold medal on the podium after winning the women's sprint final cycling event.
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UNITED STATES: Gold medalist Alexandra Raisman of the United States poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Floor Exercise final.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Britain's Laura Trott poses on the podium after winning the gold medal in the women's omnium 500m time trial cycling event.
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CHINA: Deng Linlin of China poses with her gold medal on the podium of the women's beam competition of the artistic gymnastics event.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Alistair Brownlee of Great Britain celebrates with his gold medal during the medal ceremony for the Men's Triathlon.
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KOREA: Yang Hak Seon of Korea poses with the gold medal for Artistic Gymnastics Men's Vault.
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BELARUS: Gold medalist Nadzeya Ostapchuk of Belarus poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's Shot Put final.
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CUBA: Mijain Lopez Nunez of Cuba celebrates with his Gold medal after beating Heiki Nabi of Estonia in their Men's Greco-Roman 120 kg Wrestling Gold Medal bout.
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UKRAINE: Gold medalist Oleksiy Torokhtiy of Ukraine poses on the podium after the Men's 105kg Weightlifting.
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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC: Gold medalist Felix Sanchez of Dominican Republic reacts on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Men's 400m Hurdles final.
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RUSSIA: Alan Khugaev of Russia kisses his gold medal on the podium after beating Karam Mohamed Gaber Ebrahim of Egypt in their Men's Greco-Roman 84 kg Wrestling Gold Medal bout.
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IRAN: Omid Haji Noroozi of Iran celebrates his gold medal after beating Revaz Lashkhi of Georgia in their Men's Greco-Roman 60 kg gold medal bout.
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CHINA: Lijia Xu of China celebrates winning gold in the Women's Laser Radial Sailing.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Gold medalist Jason Kenny of Great Britain celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Men's Sprint Track Cycling final.
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AUSTRALIA: Australia's Tom Slingsby celebrates on the podium after winning gold in the Laser sailing class.
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CROATIA: Gold medalist Giovanni Cernogoraz of Croatia celebrates during the medal ceremony for the Men's Trap Shooting Final.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Gold medalists Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash and Peter Charles of Great Britain celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Team Show Jumping final.
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ITALY: Gold medalists Valerio Aspromonte, Andrea Baldini, Andrea Cassara and Giorgio Avola of Italy celebrate on the podium during the medal ceremony after the Men's Foil Team Fencing finals.
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RUSSIA: Gold medalist Aliya Mustafina of Russia poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the artistic gymnastics women's uneven bars final.
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BRAZIL: Gold medalist Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti of Brazil kisses his medal on the podium for the Artistic Gymnastics Men's Rings.
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ITALY: Niccolo Campriani of Italy celebrates winning the gold medal during the medal ceremony for the Men's 50m Rifle 3 Positions Shooting Final.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Ben Ainslie of Great Britain celebrates with his gold medal after winning the Men's Finn Sailing.
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UNITED STATES: Gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross of the United States poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 400m Final.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Gold medalist Greg Rutherford of Great Britain pose on the podium for Men's Long Jump.
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KAZAKHSTAN: Olga Rypakova of Kazakhstan wins gold in the Women's Triple Jump Final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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SWEDEN: Gold medalists Fredrik Loof (L) and Max Salminen of Sweden pose on the medal podium after the Men's Star sailing dinghy keel boat class.
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JAMAICA: Gold medalist Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica poses on the podium for Women's 100m.
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JAMAICA: Usain Bolt celebrates winning gold in the men's 100m final. Bolt would also break the Olympic record he set back in the 2008 Beijing Games by posting a time of 9.63 seconds.
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USA: Serena and Venus Williams won gold in the women's doubles tennis on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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DENMARK: Lasse Norman Hansen is presented his gold medal for the men's omnium track cycling at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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IRAN: Hamid Mohammad Soryan Reihanpour celebrates his gold medal victory in the men's Greco-Roman 55 kg wrestling bout.
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ETHIOPIA: Tiki Gelana waves to the crowd after victory in the women's marathon at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Andy Murray celebrates his gold medal win against Roger Federer in men's singles tennis on Day 9 of the London Games.
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CHINA: China's Kai Zou takes home the gold for the artistic gymnastics men's floor exercise.
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CHINA: China's Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng pose with their gold medals after victory against Denmark's Mathias Boe and Carsten Mogensen in the men's doubles badminton match.
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USA: Matthew Grevers, Brendan Hansen, Michael Phelps and Nathan Adrian took the gold for Team USA in the men's 4x100m medley relay final on Day 8 of the 2012 Games. Michael Phelps has said the race was his last Olympic appearance.
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USA: Gold medalist Serena Williams of the United States poses with her gold medal after the Women's Singles Tennis Final. Williams has now accomplished the career Golden Slam, a rare achievement when a player wins a career grand slam and the Olympic gold.
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USA: Gold medallists Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Volmer, and Allison Schmitt of the United States receive the gold in the women's 4x100m medley relay final.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Jessica Ennis of Great Britain poses with her gold medal after taking first for women's heptathlon on Day 8 of London 2012.
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HUNGARY: Krisztian Berki of Hungary took the gold medal in artistic gymnastics men's pommel horse.
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Romania: Romania's Sandra Raluca Izbasa poses with her gold medal after winning the women's vault final of the artistic gymnastics event.
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CZECH REPUBLIC: On Day 8, Miroslava Knapkova of the Czech Republic won the gold medal in the women's single sculls.
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CHINA:Lin Dan of China struck gold for his performance in the men's singles badminton competition.
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CROATIA: Sandra Perkovic of Croatia placed gold in the women's discus throw.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Britain's Dani King, Laura Trott and Joanna Rowsell pose with their gold medals after winning the women's team pursuit final track cycling event.
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CHINA: Na Li, Xiaojuan Luo, Yujie Sun and Anqi Xu of China win the gold in women's epee team fencing.
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CHINA: Sun Yang poses on the podium with the gold medal after winning the men's 1500m freestyle final during the swimming event.
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USA: Team USA's Mike and Bob Bryan pose on the podium with their gold medals at the end of the London 2012 Olympic Games men's doubles tennis tournament. Prior to the gold medal, the long time duo has won eleven grand slam titles and one bronze medal.
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Great Britain: Mohamed Farah of Great Britain won the gold for men's 10,000m final on Day 8. In 2011, Farah was voted European athlete of the year.
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Netherlands: Netherlands' Ranomi Kromowidjojo poses on the podium with the gold medal after winning the women's 50m freestyle final.
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CHINA: Chen Ding holds the gold medal after winning the men's 20-kilometer race walk.
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CHINA: Yunlei Zhao and Qing Tian of China stand on the podium with their gold medals following the women's doubles badminton gold medal match. Their victory comes after a scandal-ridden badminton round where eight top players were disqualified for attempting to rig the tournament.
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CANADA: Gold medalist Rosannagh Maclennan of Canada stands with her medal after the trampoline final. Maclennan's success is Canada's first gold medal of this Olympic games.
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ITALY: Gold medalist Jessica Rossi of Italy poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's trap shooting finals. Rossi only missed one shot out of one hundred, setting a new world record.
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USA: Jamie Lynn Gray of the United States poses with her gold medal after winning the women's 50m rifle 3 positions shooting finals. Gray set two Olympic records on her way to the gold, her last shot 0.1 points away from being a perfect.
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CHINA: Xuerui Li of China stands on the podium with her gold following the women's singles badminton match.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Pete Reed, Andrew Triggs Hodge, Alex Gregory and Tom James of Great Britain pose with their gold medals for the men's four final. For the past two decades, Great Britain has dominated their rowing competition in the Olympic Games.
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DENMARK: Mads Rasmussen and Rasmus Quist of Denmark celebrate their lightweight men's double sculls gold medal win.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals for the lightweight women's double sculls final. The duo teamed up for the first time this season; still they managed to defeat China by two seconds.
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SWITZERLAND: Gold medalist Nicola Spirig of Switzerland smiles after the women's triathlon. Spirig and the sliver medalist, Lisa Norden, made a dash for the finish and came in at almost the same time. Spirig was later given the gold after official review.
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USA: For 17-year-old MIssy Franklin, her Olympic debut has resulted in four gold medals.
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USA: Michael Phelps of the United States poses after taking the men's 100m butterfly final. Phelps is the first male swimmer to ever win two events at three consecutive Olympic games. With a 22 medal total, Phelps is the most decorated Olympian in history.
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FRANCE: Florent Manaudou poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's 50m freestyle final.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Edward Clancy, Steven Burke, Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas of Great Britain celebrate their gold medal performance for the men's team pursuit track cycling final. During the race, the team not only captured gold but also set a new world record time.
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FRANCE: France's Teddy Riner poses with his gold medal on the podium after he won the men's +100kgs final contest match of the judo event. Riner is a five-time world champion and is one of judo's biggest stars.
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SOUTH KOREA: Jinhyek Oh of Korea poses with his gold medal after winning the men's Individual archery gold medal match. Oh continues South Korea's dominance in archery, the country nearly sweeping this year's Olympic events.
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CUBA: Idalys Ortiz of Cuba poses with her gold medal after winning the Women's +78 kg judo final. Ortiz was able to add to her bronze she earned in the Beijing games by winning in overtime of the final event.
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CHINA: Dong Dong of China celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for men's trampoline. Dong captured China's second gold medal in this event.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins of Great Britain are draped in a Union Jack flag during the medal ceremony for the women's double sculls final. Grainger and Watkins dominated the field, winning by considerable margins.
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Cuba: Gold medallist Leuris Pupo of Cuba celebrates with his gold medal during the medal ceremony following the men's 50m rifle prone shooting final. This victory is Pupo's first at a major event.
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BELARUS: Gold medalist Sergei Martynov of Belarus stands on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's 50m rifle prone shooting event. Martynov set a new world record on his way to the gold medal, posting a score of 705.5.
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NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand's Mahe Drysdale poses on the podium with his gold medal won for the men's single sculls final. Drysdale, the five-time champion, held off competitors to win the gold.
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GERMANY (L-R) Germany's Tim Grohmann, Lauritz Schoof, Phillipp Wende and Karl Schulze pose on the podium after receiving their gold medals won in the men's quadruple sculls final. Germany bested Croatia, the favorites, to win the gold.
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NEW ZEALAND: Eric Murray and Hamish Bond of New Zealand celebrate with their gold from the men's pair final. The duo has remained unbeaten for three years now, proving to be one of the most formidable rowing pair of the sport.
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ITALY: Italy's Elisa Di Francisca, Arianna Errigo, Valentina Vezzali and Iliara Salvatori celebrate with their gold medals on the podium of the women's foil final. Italy continues to dominate the sport, earning five medals in the London 2012 Games.
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NETHERLANDS: Netherlands' Ranomi Kromowidjojo waves from the podium with the gold medal after winning the women's 100m freestyle swimming final. Kromowidjojo also set a new world record, lowering the event's time to 53 seconds flat.
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USA: Gold medalist Michael Phelps of the United States poses with the medal won in the Men's 200m Individual Medley final. Phelp's beat out Lochte to be the first male swimmer to win an Olympic event three consecutive times. Phelps' medal count stands at 22, the most out of any Olympian.
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USA: US swimmer Tyler Clary bites his gold medal after winning the men's 200m backstroke swimming final. Clary set a new Olympic record an beat out the favored Lochte.
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USA: US swimmer Rebecca Soni shows off her gold medal for the women's 200m breaststroke swimming final. Soni's dominant performance broke the world record she set herself just this past Wednesday.
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USA: U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas won the gold medal in the artistic gymnastics women's individual all-around final. This is the 16-year-old's second gold medal. She became the first African-American all-around medalist.
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GERMANY: Miriam Welte and Kristina Vogel of Germany bite their gold medals after winning the women's team sprint track cycling event. Welte and Vogel won after the Chinese team was disqualified for a lane change in the final lap.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy of Great Britain celebrate with their gold medals after setting a new world record in the men's team sprint track cycling final.
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SOUTH KOREA: Bobae Ki of South Korea celebrates her win from the women's individual archery gold medal match against Aida Roman Arroyo of Mexico. Ki's win continues South Korea's dominance in the sport; the country's won seven golds in the last eight Olympics
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GREAT BRITAIN: Tim Baillie and Etienne Stott of Great Britain pose with their gold medals during the medal ceremony after the men's canoe double slalom final.
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CHINA: Gold medalist Jike Zhang of China poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's singles table tennis.
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UNITED STATES: United States' Kayla Harrison bites her gold medal after the podium ceremony of the women's -78kg judo final.
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RUSSIA: Gold medalist Tagir Khaibulaev of Russia poses on the podium after the Men's -100 kg Judo final. Khaibulaev secured his victory with an ippon throw to the Beijing champion Tuvshinbayar Naidan.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Peter Robert Russel Wilson of Great Britain celebrates with his gold medal during the medal ceremony following the men's double trap shooting final.
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SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa's James Thompson, Matthew Brittain, John Smith and Sizwe Ndlovu pose on the podium after receiving the gold medal in the men's lightweight four final A of the rowing event.
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UNITED STATES: Members of the United States team celebrate with their gold medals and the national flag during the medal ceremony after the Women's Eight final.
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NEW ZEALAND: Nathan Cohen and Joseph Sullivan pose on the podium after receiving their gold medals in the men's double sculls final A of the rowing event.
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CHINA: Gold medalist Liuyang Jiao celebrates during the medal ceremony for the women's 200m butterfly.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Cameron van der Burgh poses with his gold medal for the men's 100-meter breaststroke swimming final at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park.
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CHINA: Lin Qingfeng poses on the podium with his gold medal after winning the men's 69kg group A weightlifting event.
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FRANCE: Lucie Decosse poses with her gold medal after the podium ceremony of the women's -70kg judo contest match.
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CHINA: Lu Xiaojun poses at the podium with his gold medal during the men's 77kg group A weightlifting event.
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FRANCE: Gold medallist Tony Estanguet celebrates during the medal ceremony following the Men's Canoe Single (C1) Slalom final.
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CHINA: Gold medallist Sheng Lei poses during the medal ceremony for the men's foil individual.
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UKRAINE: Kateryna Tarasenko, Nataliya Dovgodko, Anastasiia Kozhenkova and Yana Dementieva of Ukraine celebrate on the podium after winning gold in the women's quadruple sculls.
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SOUTH KOREA: Gold medalist Dae-Nam Song celebrates his victory during the men's -90 kg judo.
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JAPAN: Kohei Uchimura of Japan celebrates with his gold medal during the medal ceremony for the artistic gymnastics men's individual all-around final.
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NORTH KOREA: Rim Jong Sim of North Korea celebrates on the podium during the medal ceremony for the women's 69kg weightlifting.
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ITALY: Daniele Molmenti of Italy celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's kayak single (K1) final.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Bradley Wiggins of Great Britain celebrates after the victory ceremony of the men's individual time trial road cycling. In late July, he also become the first Brit to win the Tour de France.
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CHINA: Xiaoxia Li of China celebrates on the podium after winning the gold medal in the women's singles table tennis match against Ning Ding of China.
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CHINA: China's gold medal winners Qin Kai and Luo Yutong pose on the podium after the men's synchronized 3m springboard diving event.
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SOUTH KOREA: Kim Jang-mi of South Korea celebrates with her gold medal during the medal ceremony following the women's 25m pistol shooting final.
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UNITED STATES: Kristin Armstrong of the U.S. celebrates during the medal ceremony after winning gold at the women's individual time trial road cycling.
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GERMANY: The German rowing team celebrates with their gold medals after winning the men's eight final.
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GREAT BRITAIN: Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning celebrate with their gold medals during the medal ceremony after winning the women's pair final A rowing event.
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USA: Gold medalists Conor Dwyer, Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Ricky Berens of the U.S. pose with their medals won in the men's 4 x 200m freestyle relay final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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USA: Team USA's Michael Phelps wins the gold in men's 4x200m freestyle relay swimming final. This was Phelps' 19 medal, making him the most decorated Olympian in history. He finished London 2012 with 5 gold medals and 1 bronze.
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SOUTH AFRICA: Chad le Clos of South Africa poses with his gold after winning the men's 200m butterfly final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games .
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USA: Gold medallist Allison Schmitt of the United States poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the Women's 200m Freestyle final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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USA: The United States brought home the gold for the artistic gymnastics women's team final.
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KAZAKHSTAN: Maiya Maneza of Kazakhstan celebrates on the podium after winning the women's 63kg weightlifting final.
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SOUTH KOREA: South Korea's gold medalist Jae-Bum Kim celebrates on the podium after winning the men's -81kg judo contest.
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CHINA: Chen Roulin and Hao Wang of China pose on the podium with their gold medals after winning the women's synchronized 10m platform diving competition.
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SLOVENIA: Slovenia's Urska Zolnir poses with her gold medal on the podium of the women's -63kg judo contest.
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GERMANY: Michael Jung received a medal from Princess Anne after Germany won the gold in the team equestrian eventing competition. Jung also brought home gold in the individual equestrian competition.
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USA: Vincent Hancock of Team USA poses with the gold medal for Men's Skeet Shooting final round on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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RUSSIA: Mansur Isaev of Russia poses on the medal stand after winning gold for the Men's -73 kg Judo.
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USA: Team USA's Ryan Lochte takes the gold with a time of 4:05.18 in the men's 400m individual medley final. Teammate Michael Phelps was shut out from the medals, ultimately placing fourth. Ultimately, he took home two golds, two silvers, and one bronze from the London 2012 games.
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USA: At just 17, Team USA's Missy Franklin won her first gold medal for the women's 100m backstroke on Day 3 of London 2012.
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China: Xueying Li of China celebrates her gold medal win for the women's 58kg weightlifting on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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North Korea: North Korea's Un Guk brought home a gold medal for men's 62kg weightlifting.
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Lithuania : Lithuania's Ruta Meilutyte poses with her gold medal after winning the women's 100m breaststroke swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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United States >/b>: Matt Grevers of the United States takes the gold medal for the men's 100m backstroke on Day 3 of the Games.
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China : China's gymnasts China's Feng Zhe, Chen Yibing, Zhang Chenglong, Guo Weiyang and Zou Kai pose with their medals after winning the men's team final of the artistic gymnastics event.
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Ukraine : Ukraine's Yana Shemyakina poses with the Gold medal after defeating Britta Heidemann of Germany in the women's epee individual fencing finals on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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Japan : Kaori Matsumoto of Japan wears her medal after winning the Women's -57 kg Judo on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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China : Yuan Cao and Yanquan Zhang of China won the gold for the men's synchronised 10m platform diving on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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France : Yannick Agnel of France brings home the gold for the Men's 200m Freestyle on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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France : Gold medalists Amaury Leveaux, Fabien Gilot, Clement Lefert and Yannick Agnel of France pose on the podium during the medal ceremony following the Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay final. The French team came from behind to narrowly defeat USA after losing to them in 2008.
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ROMANIA: Gold medalist Alin George Moldoveanu of Romania poses with the gold medal won in the men's 10m air rifle shooting final on Day 3 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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FRANCE: France's gold medalist Camille Muffat poses with a flag on the podium after winning the women's 400m freestyle swimming event. Muffat clocked in an Olympic-record 1:1.45 minutes seconds on her way to the gold.
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SOUTH AFRICA: South Africa's Cameron Van der Burgh poses on the podium with the gold medal after winning the men's 100m breaststroke swimming event. Van der Burgh also broke the world record en route to his victory by posting a time of 58.93 seconds.
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USA: Gold medallist Dana Vollmer of the United States poses on the podium during the medal ceremony after winning the women's 100m butterfly. Vollmer also set a new world record, posting a time of 55.98 seconds making her the only woman to be under 56 seconds.
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CHINA: He Zi and Wu Minxia of China pose with their gold medals during the medal ceremony for the women's synchronized 3m springboard final. China continues to dominate in the sport after winning all eight events at the 2008 Beijing games.
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HUNGARY: Hungary's Aron Szilagyi poses with his gold medal on the podium during the victory ceremony for the men's sabre event. This is Szilagyi's second medal at a major competition.
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SOUTH KOREA: Gold medalists Hyeonju Choi, Bobae Ki and Sung Jin Lee of Korea pose on the podium after winning the women's team archery event. The South Korean women's archery team has now won the Olympic gold seven consecutive times.
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NORTH KOREA: Gold medalist Kum Ae An of North Korea waves after winning the Women's -52 kg Judo event. An defeated the Japan's Misato Nakamura, the top seeded competitor, to go on to win North Korea's first gold medal.
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GEORGIA: Georgia's Lasha Shavdatuashvili poses with his gold medalist on the podium of the men's -66kg contest of the judo event.
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North Korea : Yun Chol Om of North Korea celebrates with the gold medal on the podium after the men's 56kg weightlifting.
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KAZAKHSTAN: Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan celebrates with the gold medal on the podium after the women's 53kg weightlifting final.
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NETHERLANDS: London's roads may be slick with rain, but that didn't stop the Women's Road Race. Cyclist Marianne Vos of the Netherlands took the gold in a sprint finish on The Mall.
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CHINA: He Zi and Wu Minxia of China won the gold for the women's synchronized 3m springboard final on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Game.
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USA: Team USA's Kimberly Rhode won the gold medal in the women's skeet shooting. She's the first American athlete to win an individual medal in five straight Games. At London 2012, she set a record for the highest score in the Olympic Finals with a 99-out-of-100.
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CHINA: Wenjun Guo of China poses with her gold medal after the women's 10m air pistol shooting competition on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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AUSTRALIA: Australia's Alicia Coutts, Cate Campbell, Brittany Elmslie and Melanie Schlanger pose on the podium with their gold medals after winning the women's 4x100m freestyle relay swimming event. The team entered the competition as underdogs but went on to outcompete the Netherlands and the U.S. while setting a new Olympic record.
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CHINA: China's Ye Shiwen holds her gold medal on the podium of the women's 400m individual medley final swimming event. Shiwen also won the women's 200m individual medley, set the first world record of this Olympics and became the second Chinese swimmer to win gold in London.
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CHINA: China's Sun Yang bites his gold medal on the podium after winning the men's 400m freestyle swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Yang is the first Chinese athlete to win gold in a swimming event and came close to breaking the world record.
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ITALY: Italy's Elisa Di Francisca wins Olympic gold in fencing's individual foil.
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ITALY: Gold medalists Michele Frangilli, Marco Galiazzo and Mauro Nespoli of Italy stand on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's team archery final. Italy beat the U.S. men's team for the gold by one point on the last arrow, leaving the U.S. with the silver and South Korea with the bronze.
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CHINA: Mingjuan Wang of China brings home the gold in the women's 48kg Group A weightlifting on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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RUSSIA: Arsen Galstyan from Team Russia takes the gold from the men's -60 kg judo contest at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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BRAZIL: Brazil's Sarah Menezes poses on the podium with her gold medal after winning the women's -48 kgs judo contest at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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KAZAKHSTAN: Kazakhstan's Alexandr Vinokourov celebrates after winning the gold medal in the men's road cycling race at the 2012 Summer Olympics on July 28.
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SOUTH KOREA: Gold medalist Jongoh Jin of Korea celebrates during the victory ceremony for the men's 10m air pistol shooting final on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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CHINA: China's Siling Yi—the first gold medal winner of the 2012 London Games— celebrates with her gold medal during the victory ceremony for the women's 10m air rifle shooting final on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
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