Jamaica Break 4x100m World Record At London 2012 | Olympic Records

In our new Olympic Records series you can relive some of the most historic Olympic record breaking moments. In this first instalment we look back at the spec.

Fresh on IGM > Olympics Records History: London 2012 was a smashing record Olympiad. Let

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Olympics Records History: London 2012 was a smashing record Olympiad. Let's recall the history of some olympic legends.

Usain Bolt celebrates his win in the 100m men's sprint final. He set a new Olympic record time of 9.63 to claim the gold ahead of Yohan Blake 9.75 and 2004 Olympic champion Justin Gatlin 9.79 - London 2012 Olympics

Thunder Bolt strikes London Usain Bolt tonight fulfilled his dream of becoming a 'legend' of the sport by successfully defending his Olympic title in stunning style at London

Sergey Kirdyapkin of Russia crosses the line to win gold in Men's 50km walk

Sergey Kirdyapkin of Russia crosses the line to win gold during the Men's Walk on Day 15 of the London 2012 Olympic Games

Natalya Zabolotnaya of Russia lifts to set a new Olympic Record in the Women's 75kg Weightlifting Final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL.

Natalya Zabolotnaya of Russia lifts to set a new Olympic Record in the Women's Weightlifting Final on Day 7 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL.

London 2012 Olympics: record crowd watches Team GB women beat Brazil to reach quarter-finals

London 2012 Olympics: record crowd watches Team GB women beat Brazil to reach quarter-finals

On a very special night at Wembley, Team GB women’s team took a wrecking ball to the theory of Brazilian superiority and a shredding machine to the record books.

Kenton Cool - London 2012 Olympics: record-breaking climber Kenton Cool takes 1924 Games medal to summit of Mount Everest

London 2012 Olympics: record-breaking climber Kenton Cool takes 1924 Games medal to summit of Mount Everest

Inspiration: Kenton Cool and the Olympic gold medal for climbing Everest. Last weekend I heard Kenton Cool, the British mountain guide and ten times Everest summiteer, talk about how he carried an Olympic gold medal to the summit of Everest last year.

(L-R) Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer, Shannon Vreeland and Allison Schmitt of the U.S. celebrate with their gold medals on the podium after winning the women's 4x200m freestyle relay final with an Olympic record during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre August 1, 2012

(L-R) Missy Franklin, Dana Vollmer, Shannon Vreeland, and Allison Schmitt celebrate winning the women's freestyle relay.

London 2012 Olympic Team and All-Around Gold Winner! I'm proud, and for multiple reasons. I heard recently that people are upset about her hair, and that makes me sad--what have people come to here in America? Is it not enough that this brilliant young lady can win gold? Must everyone obsess over physical beauty? And for the record, I think she's a lovely girl.

London 2012 Olympic Team and All-Around Gold Winner Gabby Douglas. Great role model for little girls. But this pin might annoy one.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt (R) hugs Justin Gatlin of the U.S. after winning the men's 100m final with an Olympic record during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August 5, 2012. Gatlin won the bronze medal in the race.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt (R) hugs Justin Gatlin of the U. after winning the men's final with an Olympic record during the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium August Gatlin won the bronze medal in the race.

Julia Rohde of Germany competes in the women's 53kg Group B Weightlifting on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at ExCeL.

Om Yun Chol of DPR Korea celebrates breaking the Olympic record in the men's class

Yun Chol Om of North Korea breaks the Olympic Record in the Mens 56kg clean and jerk weightlifting on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

London 2012 Olympics: Yun Chol Om of DPR Korea breaks the Olympic record in the men's group B clean and jerk weightlifting on day 2 of the London Olympic Games at ExCeL on July Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the finish line to win the Men's 100m Final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London. The 25-year-old Jamaican won in an Olympic record time of 9.63 seconds.

Day in pictures: 6 August 2012

Usain Bolt of Jamaica crosses the finish line to win the Men's 100m Final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in London. The 25-year-old Jamaican won in an Olympic record time of 9.63 seconds.

Usain Bolt of Jamaica on his way to winning gold in the men's 100m final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Olympic Record time

Usain Bolt of Jamaica on his way to winning gold in the men's final on Day 9 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium in Olympic Record time

#CamilleMuffat Win's Women's 400m Freestyle Gold - London 2012 Olympics Olympic Champion #CamilleMuffat Among French Athletes Killed in Helicopter Crash Mar 10, 2015,

Win's Women's Freestyle Gold - London 2012 Olympics Olympic Champion Among French Athletes Killed in Helicopter Crash Mar

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