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Larisa Latynina watched record fall

Updated: August 1, 2012, 12:10 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- The gymnast whose career record for most Olympic medals was broken by Michael Phelps says she doesn't mind that the American swimmer has surpassed her mark.

Larisa Latynina, who won 18 medals in the 1956, 1960 and 1964 Olympics while competing for the Soviet Union, was at the Aquatics Centre in London on Tuesday to watch Phelps, and she says she was happy for him.

"I saw him swim, and I saw my record swim away," she told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

"He's ...

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