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  • Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer, Allison Schmitt
    (L-R) Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer and Allison Schmitt of the U.S. pose with their gold medals on the podium after winning the women's 4x100m medley relay final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics CentreReuters
  • Zhou Lulu
    China's Zhou Lulu competes and wins the women's 75kg group A clean and jerk weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue during the London 2012 Olympic GamesReuters
  • Rebecca Soni
    Rebecca Soni of the U.S. celebrates winning the women's 200m breaststroke final during the London 2012 Olympic GamesReuters
  • Ilya Ilyin
    Kazakhstan's Ilya Ilyin lifts on the men's 94Kg group A weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic GamesReuters
  • Philip Hindes, Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny
    Britain's Philip Hindes, Chris Hoy and Jason Kenny stand with their gold medals during the victory ceremony after the track cycling men's team sprint finals at the Velodrome during the London 2012 Olympic GamesReuters
  • Xiaojun Lu
    China's Xiaojun Lu lifts on the men's 77Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the ExCel venue at the London 2012 Olympic GamesReuters
  • Gong Jinjie, Guo Shuang
    China's Gong Jinjie and Guo Shuang stand with their silver medals during the victory ceremony after the track cycling women's team sprint finals at the Velodrome during the London 2012 Olympic GamesReuters
  • Daniel Gyurta
    Hungary's Daniel Gyurta celebrates after he won the men's 200m breaststroke final in world record time during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics CentreReuters
  • Un Guk Kim
    North Korea's Un Guk Kim reacts after successful lift on the men's 62Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic GamesReuters
  • Dana Vollmer
    Dana Vollmer of the U.S. reacts after she set a world record and won the women's 100m butterfly final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics CentreReuters
  • Zulfiya Chinshanlo
    Kazakhstan's Zulfiya Chinshanlo lifts to set new clean and jerk World record and total Olympic record on the women's 53Kg Group A weightlifting competition at the London 2012 Olympic GamesReuters
  • Ye Shiwen
    China's Ye Shiwen waves after winning gold in the women's 400m individual medley final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics CentreReuters
  • Im Dong Hyun
    South Korea's Im Dong Hyun fires an arrow during the men's archery team quaterfinals at the Lords Cricket Ground during the London 2012 Olympics GamesReuters
  • Cameron Van Der Burgh
    South Africa's Cameron Van Der Burgh celebrates after setting a world record to win the men's 100m breaststroke final during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics CentreReuters
  • Jessica Rossi
    Italy's Jessica Rossi kisses her gold medal celebrating victory and new world record on the Women's shooting trap at the Royal Artillery Barracks during the London 2012 Olympic GamesReuters

They say records are meant to be broken. And London Olympics saw lots of world records being broken in various events. Over a dozen records have been broken so far, at the time of filing this story.

Here is the list and photos of world record breakers at London Olympics 2012:

Swimming
The American team of Missy Franklin, Rebecca Soni, Dana Vollmer and Allison Schmitt won Olympic gold in women's 4x100m medley relay with a world record time of 3: 52.05, bettering the previous record of 3:52.19 set by China. 

Weightlifting
Zhou Lulu, weightlifter from China, created a new world record in the women's +75 kg category at the the 2012 Summer Olympics by lifting a total of 333 kg. She broke her own world record of 328 kg in the snatch, and clean and jerk.

Swimming
Rebecca Soni of the United States set a new world record in the women's 200m Breaststroke with a time of 2:19.59 seconds. 

[PHOTOS OF WORLD RECORD BREAKERS AT LONDON OLYMPICS]

Weightlifting
Ilya Ilyin of Kazakhstan sets a new world record in the Men's 94kg weightlifting by lifting 233 kilograms in the clean and jerk. His total of 418 kilograms from the snatch and clean and jerk was also a world record.

Cycling
British team of Sir Chris Hoy, Philip Hindes and Jason Kenny set a new world record in the Team Sprint. They completed their three-lap in 42.600 seconds, beating their own record of 42.747.

Weightlifting
Xiaojun Lu of China set a new world record by lifting a total of 379 in the Men's 77kg weightlifting. 

Cycling
Gong Jinjie and Guo Shuang of China set world record women's Team Sprint Track Cycling with a time of 32.422 seconds. They broke their own 32.447 seconds record they posted in the qualification round.

Swimming
Daniel Gyurta of Hungary set a new world record with a time of 2:07.28 in 200 metre breaststroke.

Weightlifting
 Kim Un Guk of Democratic People's Republic of Korea set a world record in the Men's 62kg category with a total of 327 kg. He also tied the World Record in the snatch with 153 kg.

Swimming
Dana Vollmer of the United States won gold in the women's 100m Butterfly at the London Olympics. She set a new world record time of 55.98 seconds in the event.

Weightlifting
Zulfiya Chinshanlo of Kazakhstan set a new world record in the women's 53kg weightlifting in the clean and jerk by lifting 131 kg.

Swimming
Ye Shiwen of China broke the world record held by Stephanie Rice in the women's 400m Individual Medley by clocking 4:28.43.

Archery
Im Dong Hyun of Korea set a new world record score of 699 during the Archery men's individual ranking round.

Swimming
Cameron van der Burgh of South Africa won gold in the men's 100m Breastsroke at the London Olympics. He set a new world record time of 58.46 seconds.

Shooting
Jessica Rossi of Italy set a world record in the women's trap with a score of 99 out of 100 shots at the London Olympics.

PHOTOS OF WORLD RECORD BREAKERS AT LONDON OLYMPICS