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Below are some interesting measurements and records from events at the Olympic Games. Unfortunately they have been muddled up.
Can you regroup them correctly? You can print off and cut out this set of cards


Usain Bolt's 100 metres
World Record
10 seconds
Women's Long Jump
World Record
76.8 metres
Men's High Jump World Record 10 metres
Basketball hoop diameter 8.59 hr:min:sec
Basketball hoop height 21.34 inches
Mass of Women's Discus 1500 kg
Women's Discus World Record 01:46:25 metres
Diameter of Archery target  6.16 mph
Archers’ distance from the target 9.58 hr:min:sec

Average speed of World Record
Men's 50 km Walking race

18 hr:min:sec
Men's Shot put World Record 1 metres
Height of Diving platform 02:15:25 feet
Men's 10km Swimming
2012 Olympics winner's time
10 cm
Men's 50m Freestyle Swimming
2012 Olympics winner's time
7.52 metres
Paula Radcliffe's
Women's Marathon World Record
122 km
Triathlon Swim (distance) 23.12 seconds
Triathlon Bicycle ride (distance) 01:49:55 metres
Triathlon Run (distance) 40 metres
Men's Triathlon
2012 Olympics winner's time
2.45 metres
Men's Pole Vault World Record 70 km