Some might last forever—and others were broken just moments later.

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Are you surprised that the 2012 Summer Olympics were overcome with numerous world records? Of course not.

When the world's best athletes come together for over two weeks of non-stop action, measures including time, distance, and weight that determine results are vulnerable.

Let's check out all the new world records set in London, from archery to weightlifting.

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