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Japan's Kaori Icho becomes the first three-time Olympic champion in women's wrestling, while Americans Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh combine to win their third successive Olympic gold medal in women's beach volleyballJapan's Kaori Icho secured a record third successive Olympic title in women's wrestling as the 28-year-old beat China's Jing Ruixue in the gold medal bout of the 63kg weight category. "I felt an explosion of happiness just after I finished fighting," said the seven-time world champion. "Thanks to the people who supported me, they helped me win."Beach volleyball stars Misty May-Treanor and Kerri Walsh also completed a hat-trick of Olympic titles, winning their third successive gold medal in one of London 2012's most iconic venues. Surrounded by London landmarks such as Big Ben and the London Eye, the American duo beat compatriots Jennifer Kessy and April Ross at Horse Guards Parade to confirm their position as the most successful beach volleyball team in Olympic history."It means the world," said May-Treanor, who is retiring after the Games. "It is my last match, but I'm OK because this has been a special finale."Day 138 August28 OLYMPIC REVIEW LONDON 2012

Great Britain's Nicola Adams made history as she became the first ever female boxer to win an Olympic gold medal after beating China's Ren Cancan in the flyweight final.The 29-year-old - who was beaten by Cancan in the finals of the 2010 and 2012 World Championships - controlled the bout from the start to win 16-7, having floored her opponent in the second round."It is a dream come true," she said afterwards. "I have wanted this all my life and I have done it."Ireland's four-time world champion Katie Taylor then added Olympic gold to her growing list of accolades, beating Russia's Sofya Ochigava in the lightweight final as thousands of euphoric Irish fans raised the roof of the ExCeL Arena."I wanted everyone to see how great women's boxing is this week and that is exactly what we did," said Taylor. "This is only the start for women's boxing and I cannot wait to see what the sport will be like in the next few years and at the next Olympic Games as well."American Claressa Shields then completed the London 2012 women's boxing competition by beating Russia's Nadezda Torlopova in the middleweight final, with the 17-year-capping her swift rise to the top of the sport with a convincing 19-12 victory.In the Olympic Stadium, meanwhile, Kenya's David Rudisha produced one of the performances of the Games to break his own 800m world record as he claimed Olympic gold in 1:40.91, and Jamaica's Usain Bolt became the first man to successfully defend both Olympic sprint titles as he added 200m gold to his growing Olympic medal collection, crossing the line in 19.36 seconds.Day 14Nicola Adams writes her name into the history books as she becomes the first ever Olympic champion in women's boxing, while David Rudisha and Usain Bolt light up the athletics track9 AugustOLYMPIC REVIEW 29LONDON 2012