Dara Torres

Britta Steffen from Germany wins women’s 50m freestyle

Britta Steffen from Germany has won the gold medal in the women’s 50m freestyle, setting a new Olympic record of 24.06.
Dara Torres from the United States has won the silver medal and Cate Campbell from Australia has won the bronze medal.

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