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Athletes make history by setting new world records at the Olympics

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Athletes make history by setting new world records at the Olympics

Some of the world's best athletes aren't just bringing home gold medals. They're also going home world record holders.

A total of 19 world records were broken in Rio this year. Watch the video above to see a full list of the new world record holders.

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Swimming:

Women's 800m freestyle
New world record: Katie Ledecky, USA, 8:04:79
Old world record: Katie Ledecky, USA, 8:06:68

Women's 400m freestyle:
New world record: Katie Ledecky, USA, 3:56:46
Old world record: Katie Ledecky, USA, 3:58:37

Men's 100m breaststroke:
New world record: Adam Peaty, Great Britain, 57.13
Old world record: Adam Peaty, Great Britain, 57.92

Men's 100m backstroke:
New world record: Ryan Murphy, USA, 51.85
Old world record: Aaron Peirsol, USA, 51.94

Women's 100m butterfly:
New world record: Sarah Sjostrom, Sweden, 55.48
Old world record: Sarah Sjostrom, Sweden, 55.64

Women's 4x100m freestyle relay:
New world record: Australia, 3:30:65
Old world record: Australia, 3:30:98

Women's 400m individual medley:
New world record: Katinka Hosszu, Hungary, 4:26:36
Old world record: Shiwen Ye, China, 4:28:43

Athletics:

Men's 400m:
New world record: Wayde van Niekerk, South Africa, 43.03
Old world record: Michael Johnson, USA, 43.18

Women's 10,000m:
New world record: Almaz Ayana, Ethiopia, 29:17:45
Old world record: Junxia Wang, China, 29:31:78

Women's hammer throw:
New world record: Anita Wlodarczyk, Poland, 82.29 meters
Old world record: Anita Wlodarczyk, Poland, 81.08 meters

Cycling:

Women's cycling team sprint:
New world record: Gong Jinjie and Zhong Tianshi, China, 31.928
Old world record: Gong Jinjie and Zhong Tianshi, China, 32.034

Women's cycling team pursuit:
New world record: Great Britain - 4:10:236
Old world record: Australia - 4:13:683

Men's cycling team pursuit:
New world record: Great Britain - 3:50:265
Old world record: Great Britain - 3:51:659

Weightlifting:

Men's weightlifting 105kg:
New world record: Lasha Talakhadze, Georgia, 473 kg
Old world record: Reza Zadeh, Iran, 472 kg

Men's weightlifting 85kg:
New world record: Kianoush Rostami, Iran, 396 kg
Old world record: Kianoush Rostami, Iran, 395 kg

Men's weightlifting 77 kg:
New world record: Nijat Rahimov, Kazakhstan, 215 kg
Old world record: Oleg Perepechenov, Russia, 210 kg

Men's weightlifting 56 kg:
New world record: Qingquan Long, China, 307 kg
Old world record: Halil Multlu, Turkey, 305kg

Women's weightlifting 63 kg:
New world record: Deng Wei, China, 262 kg
Old world record: Lin Tzu-chi, Tapei, 261 kg

Archery:

Men's individual archery:
New world record: Kim Woojin, South Korea, 700
Old world record: N/A

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World Record Tie/ Tie for Gold at the Olympics
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Simone Manuel of the United States (L) and Penny Oleksiak of Canada (R) tie for the gold medal in the Women's 100m Freestyle Final on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11, 2016: Simone Manuel of the United States competes to win the women's 100m freestyle event at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS (Photo by Stanislav Krasilnikov\TASS via Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11, 2016: Simone Manuel of the United States seen after coming first in the women's 100m freestyle event at the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium. Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS (Photo by Stanislav Krasilnikov\TASS via Getty Images)
2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Final - Women's 100m Freestyle Final - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/08/2016. Simone Manuel (USA) of USA is congratulated by Penelope Oleksiak (CAN) of Canada after winning. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth 
2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Final - Women's 100m Freestyle Final - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/08/2016. Simone Manuel (USA) of USA is congratulated by Penelope Oleksiak (CAN) of Canada after winning. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth
USA's Simone Manuel (L) and Canada's Penny Oleksiak react after they equally won the Women's 100m Freestyle Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 11, 2016. (ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Simone Manuel of the United States (L) embraces Penny Oleksiak of Canada after winning gold in the Women's 100m Freestyle Final on Day 6 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 11: Simone Manuel of the United States reacts to tying for the win in the women's 100-meter freestyle final as co-gold medalist medalist Penny Oleksiak of Canada congratulates her at Rio 2016 on Thursday, August 11, 2016. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Victory Ceremony - Women's 100m Freestyle Victory Ceremony - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/08/2016. Simone Manuel (USA) of USA and Penelope Oleksiak (CAN) of Canada pose with their medals on the podium. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth 
2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Victory Ceremony - Women's 100m Freestyle Victory Ceremony - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/08/2016. Simone Manuel (USA) of USA and Penelope Oleksiak (CAN) of Canada pose with their medals on the podium. REUTERS/David Gray 
2016 Rio Olympics - Swimming - Victory Ceremony - Women's 100m Freestyle Victory Ceremony - Olympic Aquatics Stadium - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 11/08/2016. Simone Manuel (USA) of USA and Penelope Oleksiak (CAN) of Canada celebrate on the podium. REUTERS/David Gray 
Gold medallists Canada's Penny Oleksiak (L) and USA's Simone Manuel (C) pose with bronze medallist Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom on the podium of the Women's 100m Freestyle Final during the swimming event at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium in Rio de Janeiro on August 11, 2016. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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