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Beijing 2008 Olympic Records

Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia won the 5,000 and 10,000 metre events at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, each in Olympic record times

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Australia’s Stephanie Rice won gold for the 200 and 400 metre individual medley, each in world record time, at the 2008 Beijing Olympics

Australia’s gold medal in the 4 x 200 metres women’s freestyle relay in world record time at the 2008 Beijing Olympics - Stephanie Rice, Bronte Barratt, Kylie Palmer, Linda Mackenzie

from The Huffington Post

The Stuff Of Legends: 12 Inspiring Olympians Who Beat The Odds

Usain Bolt ~ At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt became a three-time Olympic gold medalist in one fell swoop, simultaneously clinching the world records and Olympic records for the 100 metres, the 200 metres and the 4X100 metres relay.

China sets Olympics record in weddings, as 300,000-plus couples tie knot. Chinese couples kiss during a mass wedding ceremony in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province on 08 August 2008. China claimed it set a world record for marriages on a single day to coincide with the opening of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, with some 14,591 couples registered in Beijing alone.

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Michael Phelps, right, and Garrett Weber-Gale, both of the U

CHINA - AUGUST 11: Michael Phelps, right, and Garrett Weber-Gale, both of the U.S., react after winning the men's 4X 100-meter freestyle relay swimming event on day three of the 2008 Beijing Olympics in Beijing, China, on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008. Phelps won his second gold medal of the Beijing Olympics in a relay that went to the last stroke, moving another step closer to a record eight titles at the Games . (Photo by Natalie Behring/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

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The 2008 Summer Olympics were held in Beijing, China. In this Olympic Games, 25 world swimming records were broken. The top medalists were Michael Phelps from USA with eight gold medals, Kai Zou from China with three gold medalists, and Usain Bolt from Jamaica with three gold medalists.

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from Zimbio

Seleshi Sihine in Olympics Day 9 - Athletics

After the 10,000m. in the Beijing Olympics in 2008, (L-R) Seleshi Sihine (silver medal) of Ethiopia, Kenenisa Bekele (gold medal) of Ethiopia are congratulated by teammate Haile Gebreselassie of Ethiopia after the Men's 10000m Final in the Men's 10000m Final held at the National Stadium on Day 9 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 17, 2008 in Beijing, China. Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia finished the event in first place with a new Olympic record time of 27:01.17.