London 2012 Olympics: the wonderful and weird

With the Games now over, the BBC online team look back at the amazing feats of human achievement and some of the surprising things that the two-week celebration of sporting ability has taught us.

New World Records have shown a man can...


750m in 42.6s
Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny and Sir Chris Hoy (Team GB): team sprint


233kg clean and jerk
Ilya Ilyin (Kazakhstan): 94kg class, combined with a 185kg snatch, he also broke the combined world record with 418kg


800m in 1m 40.91s
David Rudisha (Kenya)


1,500m in 14m 31.02s
Sun Yang (China): freestyle

And a woman can...


500m in 32.422s
Gong Jinjie and Guo Shuang (China): team sprint


333kg combined
Zhou LuLu (China): 75-plus kg class, 146kg snatch and 187kg clean and jerk


4x100m in 40.82s
Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jetter (USA)

Race walk

20km 1hr 25m 2s
Elena Lashmanova (Russia)

In total 44 World Records were set in London.

And the crowds set records of their own...

*7.4 million visited Olympic venues

*2.5 million went to the Olympic Park

*500,000 turned out to see the cycling road races

*350,000 watched Super Saturday on big screens

*200,000 went to see the road cycling time trial

*Overall, there were 705 people cheering for every one of the 10,500 competing athletes