China's teenager swimmer captures second gold
Updated: 2012-08-01 05:04:09
LONDON - China's swimming breakout swimmer Ye Shiwen stunned the world again as she captured her second Olympic gold in women's 200m individual medley at London Olympics on Tuesday, beating the Olympic record she set eaerlier in the semifinal.
Ye, world champion of the event at Shanghai World Champion, launched another devastating final length of freestyle to sprint home first in 2:07.57.
China's swimming breakout swimmer Ye Shiwen is seen after competing in women's 200m individual medley at London Olympics on Tuesday. [Photo/Xinhua]
Australian Alicia Coutts, who already took a gold in bronze in 4x100m freestyle relay and 100m butterfly in London, took silver in 2:08.15. The bronze medal went to American Caitlin Leverenz who clocked 2:08.95.
Ye breezed into the final as the fastest qualifer with an Olympic record of 2:08.39, only to be shattered by herself in the final.
It is the second gold medal Ye bagged at London Olympics with the other one in 400m individual medley, in which she erased world record held by Rice from Beijing Olympics by one second.