Kirsty Coventory

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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Michael Phelps will swim in the 100 meter butterfly final today at 10:07AM Beijing time. If he wins the race, it will be his seventh gold medal at the Beijing Olympics.
In the women’s 200 meter backstroke, Kirsty Coventry from Zimbabwe is favorite for the gold medal. Margaret Hoelzer and Elizabeth Beisel [...]

Stephanie Rice from Australia has just beaten Kirsty Coventory of Zimbabwe in the women’s 200m individual medley, setting a new world record in the process.
Natalie Coughlin from the United States won the bronze medal. Katie Hoff finished fourth.

All eyes will be on the Water Cube swimming pool today as Michael Phelps tries to win his 10th Olympic gold medal of his career. He will be the first athlete to do so, if he can achieve this remarkable feat.
His race is at 10:21AM Beijing time in the mens’s 200 meter butterfly relay.
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After nine hours winning the 400 individual medley and setting a new world record, Michael Phelps set the fourth fastest time in the 200 meter freestyle preliminaries.
“Tonight was just a race to get into tomorrow,” Michael Phelps said. “I just try to conserve everything and make it into the semifinal. I try to bank as [...]

Stephanie Rice has won Australia’s first gold medal in the women’s 400 Individual Medley. She did it in a record time of 4:29.45.
Kirsty Coventory from Zimbabwe finished second and Katie Hoff from the United States finished in third place to take the bronze medal.