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Australian Rice wins women's 400m individual medley with world record
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11:16, August 10, 2008


Stephanie Rice of Australia broke the world record to win the women's 400m individual medley gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games here on Sunday.(Xinhua Photo)

Stephanie Rice of Australia broke the world record to win the women's 400m individual medley gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games on Sunday.

Rice clocked in the winning time of 4:29.45, which beat the previous record of 4:31.12 set up by American Katie Hoff on July 29, 2008.

Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe finished second in 4:29.89, also within the previous world mark, and Hoff was placed third in 4:31.71.

Source:Xinhua

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