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Germany's Michael Jung received the perfect 30th birthday present on the fifth day of London 2012, as he won the individual eventing gold to become the first rider to ever hold the European, world and Olympic titles at the same time. Earlier, Jung (pictured) had also enjoyed gold in the team event, as he helped Germany retain their Olympic title alongside Peter Thomsen, Dirk Schrade, Ingrid Klimke and Sandra Auffarth.At the Lee Valley White Water Centre, France's Tony Estanguet was also confirming his position at the top of his sport by winning his third Olympic gold in the men's canoe slalom single, following previous titles in 2000 and 2004. In a superb final run, the Frenchman finished in 97.06 seconds, 1.03 seconds ahead of the 2012 European champion Sideris Tasiadis, of Germany, who took silver.And in a thrilling conclusion to the day, American swimmer Michael Phelps became the most decorated Olympian of all time, winning the 18th and 19th Olympic medals of his career as he took silver in the 200m butterfly before claiming gold in the 4x200m freestyle relay alongside team-mates Ricky Berens, David Walters and Ryan Lochte.Phelps had looked set to win the 200m butterfly for the third successive Games, but was beaten to the wall in the closing stages by South Africa's Youth Olympic Games champion Chad Le Clos, who finished strongly to pip the American by just five hundredths of a second. After anchoring the USA to gold in the relay, however, Phelps ensured that his name was etched into the record books once again, having won more Olympic medals than any other athlete.Day 5Michael Jung and Tony Estanguet confirm their positions at the top of their sports, while Michael Phelps becomes the most decorated Olympian ever31 July22 OLYMPIC REVIEW LONDON 2012

Chinese diver Qin Kai successfully defended his 2008 Olympic title on the sixth day of the Games, as he won gold in the men's 3m synchronised springboard diving competition with partner Luo Yutong.Qin won gold in Beijing four years ago alongside Wang Feng, but teamed up with Luo to win the 2011 World Championships before claiming his second Olympic gold.Japanese gymnast Kohei Uchimura, meanwhile, was finally celebrating his first Olympic gold after winning the men's individual all-around title. The four-time world champion had to settle for silver in Beijing in both the team and individual events, and was second alongside his Japan team-mates again in London before claiming his first gold.At Hampton Court Palace, British cyclist Bradley Wiggins was also writing his name into the history books, winning the time trial to become the first man to win both Olympic gold and the Tour de France in the same year. "I don't think anything in my sporting career will ever top this, " he said.While the host nation was celebrating its second gold medal of the Games, following the success of rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning in the women's pair, Venezuela was marking just its second Olympic gold ever - and its first since 1968. Fencer Rubén Limardo won the men's individual épée, beating Norway's Bartosz Piasecki 15-10 in the final, having defeated Italy's reigning world champion Paolo Pizzo in the quarter-finals."I came here to get a gold medal and I dedicate it to my country," he said.Day 6Diver Qin Kai defends his 3m synchro title while gymnast Kohei Uchimura finally secures Olympic gold, the host nation wins its first gold medals of the Games and Rubén Limardo claims Venezuela's first gold medal since 19681 AugustOLYMPIC REVIEW 23LONDON 2012