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Day 5 of London Olympics Produces Milestones

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VOA  Sports
The fifth day of competition at the London Olympics produced a series of milestones.

Hungary's Daniel Gyurta won the gold medal Wednesday in the men's 200-meter breastroke, with a world record time of 2 minutes, 7.28 seconds.

China's Lu Xiaojun set snatch and total world records in the men's 77-kilogram weightlifting class.

Australian Lauren Jackson became the all-time leading scorer in Olympic women's basketball history, topping the mark of 488 by U.S. great Lisa Leslie.

And Japan's Kohei Uchimura assumed his place among the greatest male gymnasts.  The three-time all-around world champion won the gold medal in the individual all-around final.

Also, in road racing, Bradley Wiggins became Britain's most decorated Olympian by winning a gold medal in the men's time trial.  His seveth Olympic medal put him atop former British rower Steve Redgrave.

China and the United States remain far ahead in the total medal count.

  • Russia's Sergey Vodopiyanov, right, fights Brazil's Robenilson Vieira de Jesus, during their men's bantam 56-kg boxing match.
  • Great Britain's Heather Stanning and Helen Glover celebrate after winning the gold medal for the women's rowing pair in Eton Dorney.
  • Greece's Ilias Iliadis fights with Lithuania's Karolis Bauza (blue) during their men's -90kg elimination round of 16 judo match.
  • Britain's Emma Pooley waits to start in the women's cycling individual time trial.
  • Poland's Aleksandra Socha (R) competes against Canada's Sandra Sassine during their women's sabre individual round of 32 fencing competition at the ExCel venue.
  • China's Li Xiaoxia after being presented with her gold medal at the women's singles table tennis tournament finals.
  • Spectators watch the men's cycling individual time trial.
  • Mexico's Yahel Castillo and Julian Sanchez (top) perform their second dive during the men's synchronised 3m springboard final.
  • Marcel Nguyen of Germany competes in the horizontal bar during the men's individual all-around gymnastics final.
  • Netherlands' Dorian Van Rijsselberge sails before the third race of the men's RS-X sailing class at the London 2012 Olympic Games in Weymouth and Portland, southern England.

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