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US wins women's 200m backstroke

08-04-2012 08:13 BJT Special Report:2012 London Olympic Games |

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It’s gold for the US and a massive world record for Missy Franklin in the women’s 200 meter backstroke.

The American teen sensation was a heavy favorite going into the final, after comfortably winning her semi-final and gold at last year’s World Championships. This is her third gold medal in London.

Franklin smashed the world record by three quarters of a second with a time of 2 minutes four point zero six. Russian Anastasia Zuyeva took silver and American Elizabeth Beisel grabbed bronze.

 

Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CCTV.com

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