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US Dana Vollmer wins women's 100m butterfly

07-30-2012 05:37 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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In the first swimming final of the night, Dana Vollmer triumphed in the women’s 100 meter butterfly to take home gold for the US.

Vollmer, who broke the Olympic record in both the heats and semi-finals was a big favourite going into the final and she lived upto her billing by winning in a world record time of 55.98 seconds.

China’s Lu Ying won silver while Australia’s Alicia Coutts, who finished second to Vollmer at last year’s world championships, came third. Previous world record holder Sarah Sjostrom, who is still only 18, finished outside of the medals.

 

 

Editor:Zhang Dan |Source: CCTV.com

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