Kirsty Coventry

Kirsty Coventory wins women’s 200m backstroke - WR

Kirsty Coventory from Zimbabwe has set a new world record in the women’s 200m backstroke, setting a world record time of: 2:05.24.
Margaret Hoelzer from the United States won the silver medal and Reiko Nakamura from Japan won the bronze.

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Gold - United States - Natalie Coughlin - 58.96
Silver - Zimbabwe - Kirsty Coventry
Bronze - United States - Margaret Hoelzer

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