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London 2012

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Bolt reflects on gold

London 2012 - The Torch provides a fitting backdrop as Usain Bolt’s podium image reflects on the Olympic Stadium display.
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France 4x100m relay team

London 2012 - The women’s 4x100m relay team from France talk strategy before taking position to start heat 2 in the qualifying round.
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Look at this world record!

London 2012 - Timothy Kitum (L) and David Lekuta Rudisha, both of Kenya, point out Rudisha’s 800m world record time displayed on the reader board. Kitum earned bronze with a personal best time and Rudisha won gold in a time of 1:40.91.
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Runners make a splash

London 2012 - Women’s steeplechase runners leap over a barrier and splash in the water jump. The event originated in the British Isles where runners raced from one town’s steeple to the other jumping fences and crossing streams enroute. The event debuted for women in the Olympics at Beijing in 2008.
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Ryzih rises

London 2012 - Lisa Ryzih of Germany vaults to a three-way tie for sixth place tie in women’s pole vault. The event debuted for women in the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
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Room to spare

London 2012 - Elena Isinbaeva appears to have ample excess capacity as she clears the bar in women’s pole vault. The Russian was expected to win her third gold medal but is surprised by Jennifer Suhr (USA) and Yarisley Silva (Cuba) who nip the gold and silver.
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