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American Soni wins women's 200m breaststroke gold with world record
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10:41, August 15, 2008


Rebecca Soni of the United States competes during the final of women's 200m breaststroke at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube in Beijing, China, Aug. 15, 2008. Rebecca Soni won the gold medal with a new world record of 2 minutes 20.22 seconds. (Xinhua/Fan Jun)



Rebecca Soni (C) of the United States celebrates during the final of women's 200m breaststroke at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube in Beijing, China, Aug. 15, 2008. Rebecca Soni won the gold medal in a new world record of 2 minutes 20.22 seconds. (Xinhua/Chen Kai)



American Rebecca Soni broke the world record to win the women's 200m breaststroke gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games on Friday.(Xinhua/Fan Jun)

American Rebecca Soni broke the world record to win the women's 200m breaststroke gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games on Friday.

Soni clocked in 2:20.22 to beat the previous world record of 2:20.54 set by Australian Leisel Jones in February, 2006.

Jones got the silver in 2:22.05 and Sara Nordenstam of Norway had the bronze in 2:23.02.

Source:Xinhua

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