Stephanie Rice wins women’s 200m individual medley
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.
Katie Hoff looked like she was going to win the women’s 400 meter freestyle, but Rebecca Adlington seemed to come up just from behind to win the race and take the gold medal.
Gold - Rebecca Adlington - Great Britain - 4:03:22
Silver - Katie Hoff - United States
Bronze - Joanne Jackson - Great Britain
Stephanie Rice wins Australia’s first gold medal
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.
Elizabeth Beisel set the pace in the the women’s 400 meter individual medley. She recorded a time faster than world record holder Katie Hoff in last night’s heats.
“That wasn’t bad, but it was only a heat, so hopefully I can get another good one in the final,” said 15-year-old Beisel, from Rhode Island.
“I wasn’t [...]
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