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2012 London Olympics - Day 8
Jessica Ennis won the Olympic heptathlon gold medal for Great Britain, starting with a record in the hurdles and finishing off almost 36 hours later with an 800m run that was more like two victory laps in a packed Olympic Stadium.
Michael Phelps ended his career with another gold medal as America won the men's 4x100m medley final. Phelps leaves the Olympics with a record 18 golds and 22 medals overall. He won four gold and two silver medals in London. Phelps was presented with a lifetime achievement award on Saturday.
Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won a thrilling women's 100m duel to retain her Olympic crown, holding off a lunging Carmelita Jeter to win by just 0.03seconds.
Mo Farah produced a final-lap sprint to win a memorable gold in the men's Olympic 10 000m Stadium that denied Ethiopian running legend Kenenisa Bekele a hat-trick of titles in the event.
Briton Greg Rutherford won the men's Olympic long jump title to finally win gold after twice taking silver in other championship finals.
Sun Yang of China smashed his own world record in the men's 1 500m freestyle on his way to a gold medal.
Serena Williams clinched her first Olympic singles gold medal at Wimbledon with a 6-0, 6-1 demolition of Maria Sharapova in the most one-sided women's final in the history of the Games.
Shanshan Huang of China competes in the Trampoline on Day 8 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena.
Lisa Norden and Nicola Spirig
Lisa Norden of Sweden (L) and Nicola Spirig of Switzerland finish the Women's Triathlon at Hyde Park. Spirig beat Sweden's Lisa Norden in a dramatic photo finish to claim gold.
Nicola Spirig of Switzerland beat Sweden's Lisa Norden in a dramatic photo finish - after a 1.5km swim, 43km bike-ride and 10km run, over two punishing hours at London's Hyde Park to claim the gold medal in the women's triathlon.
Defending men's 100m champion Usain Bolt clocked 10.09sec in his heat for the blue riband event of the London Games.
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum of Germany riding Bella Donna competes in the 1st Qualifier of the Individual Jumping at Greenwich Park.
The American men's Olympic basketball team had to come back in the fourth quarter for a 99-94 win over a fearless Lithuania team that had the world's best squad in serious trouble until the closing minutes.
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