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USA, China top London 2012 medals haul

  • The 2012 Olympic Games ended with the U.S. topping the final medal table with 46 golds, followed by China with 38 golds. Host nation Great Britain came third with 29 golds, their best tally since 1908.

    American swimmer Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time as he boosted his career tally to 22 medals

    Sir Chris Hoy became the most successful British Olympian ever, adding two more golds to his previous four.

    In total, 44 world records were set during London 2012 while 117 Olympic records broken.

    Among those to have set new world records included Kenyan David Rudisha in the men's 800-meter and the Jamaican sprint relay team, which included 100-meter and 200-meter gold medalist Usain Bolt.