LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Highlights from Saturday's action at the Olympics:
-- The Jamaican sprint relay team, led by the two fastest men on Earth, established an incredible world record of 36.84. Sprint king Usain Bolt, who usually jogs to the finish line, went all out and even leaned across the line in an attempt to set a memorable mark -- which he and his teammates did. The runner-up Americans equaled the old world record and still lost by 0.20 of a second.
-- The world record set by the Jamaicans was one of two established during the next-to-last day of Olympic competition. Russian Elena Lashmanova shaved 7 seconds off the 20-kilometer walk mark. She reached the event's halfway point trailing by 48 seconds but caught and passed countrywoman Olga Kaniskina.
-- There were five team championships determined around the Olympic city, and the one that got the most worldwide attention was Mexico's 2-1 soccer victory over Brazil. The Brazilians have achieved everything there is to do in international soccer except win the Olympics. Their next chance will come at home when Rio de Janeiro hosts the 2016 Games.
-- The U.S. women's basketball team won its 41st consecutive game and its fifth straight gold medal in a one-sided triumph over France. The French shot just 28 percent from the field. Brazil, however, defeated the American women in volleyball for the second straight Olympics. Germany also took home its second straight gold medal in men's field hockey, and Norway has now won two in a row in women's team handball.
-- Five of the 10 gold medals in boxing were handed out and they went to five different countries. Cuba, Ukraine and Britain will all have a chance to win two boxing titles when the competition ends Sunday, but no country will have more than two.
-- China won seven of eight diving gold medals at the Beijing Olympics and won all eight at the most recent world championships. The Chinese had to settle for six in London, their second loss coming in the men's platform event where American David Boudia came through in his final dive to defeat world champion Qui Bo. It was the first U.S. diving gold medal in 12 years. The Americans had gone without a diving medal of any kind since 2000 but won four in London.
-- Heading into the final day of the Olympics, the United States had won 44 gold medals and China had 38. The Chinese will have competitors Sunday in the women's modern pentathlon, the men's marathon and the men's cross-country cycling race. That means the Americans will finish with more gold medals than any other country. China had 51 in 2008 and the Americans totaled 36. The United States leads in overall medals with 102 to 87 for China.
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