Olympics: China’s Ye Shiwen shatters world record in swimmingJuly 29th, 2012 - 4:42 am ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) China’s Ye Shiwen shattered the world record to win a gold medal in the women’s 400 metres individual medley at the London Olympics Saturday.
Ye touched in 4:28.43 to obliterate the previous record held by triple Olympic champion Aussie Stephanie Rice, Xinhua reported.
The Chinese was nearly three seconds ahead of silver medalist Mireia Garcia Belmonte from Spain who clocked 4:31.27. Another Chinese swimmer Li Xuanxu pocketed the bronze at 4:32.91.
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