Women's 100m Breaststroke
Word Record: Leisel Jones, Australia, 1:05:09
Venue: National Aquatic Center
Leisel Jones wins women’s 100 meter breaststroke setting new OR
Australia’s Leisel Jones has won the women’s 100 meter breaststroke, setting a new Olympic record in the process.
Gold - Australia - Leisel Jones - 1:05.17 OR
Silver - United States - Rebecca Soni - 1:06.73
Bronze - Austria - Mirna Jukic - 1:07.34
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