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Ye Shiwen wins women's 200m individual medley

08-01-2012 04:30 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

LONDON, July 31 (Xinhua) -- China's swimming breakout swimmer Ye Shiwen stunned the world again as she captured her second Olympic gold in women's 200m individual medley at London Olympics on Tuesday, beating the Olympic record she set eaerlier in the semifinal.

Ye Shiwen of China prepares for the start of the final of women’s 200m individual
medley swimming competition, at London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, on
July 31, 2012. Ye Shiwen won the gold medal of the event with a time of 2:07.57
and set a new Olympic Games record. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

Ye, world champion of the event at Shanghai World Champion, launched another devastating final length of freestyle to sprint home first in 2:07.57.

Australian Alicia Coutts, who already took a gold in bronze in 4x100m freestyle relay and 100m butterfly in London, took silver in 2:08.15. The bronze medal to American Caitlin Leverenz who clocked 2:08.95.

Ye breezed into the final as the fastest qualifer with an Olympic record of 2:08.39, only to be shattered by herself in the final.

It is the second gold medal Ye bagged at London Olympics with the other one in 400m individual medley, in which she erased world record held by Rice from Beijing Olympics by one second.


Editor:Bai Yang |Source: Xinhua

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