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China's Ye Shiwen shatters world record to win swimming gold


07:20, July 30, 2012

Gold medalist Ye Shiwen (R) of China poses with bronze medalist Li Xuanxu of China at the awarding ceremony of women's swimming 400m Individual Medley competition at London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, on July 28, 2012. Ye Shiwen won gold medal and set a new world record with 4:28.43. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

LONDON, July 28 (Xinhua) -- China's Ye Shiwen shattered world record to win a gold medal in the women's 400 individual medley at London Olympics on Saturday.

Ye touched in 4:28.43 to wipe out the previous record held by triple Olympic champion Aussie Stephanie Rice from Beijing Olympics by one second.

Ye was nearly three seconds ahead of silver medalist Elizabeth Beisel from the United States who clocked 4:31.27. Another Chinese swimmer Li Xuanxu pocketed a bronze at 4:32.91.

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nits at 2012-07-31184.155.127.*
She raced 7 seconds faster than her best ever. And completed the last leg faster than the men"s gold medalist. How was this done?

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