Chinese teenager Ye bags 2nd individual medley gold

Updated: 2010-11-19 11:00
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Chinese teenager Ye bags 2nd individual medley gold

Gold medalist Ye Shiwen (C) of China, silver medalist Wang Qun (L) of China and bronze medalist Choi Hye-ra (R) of South Korea pose for photos after medal awarding ceremony for the women's 200m individual medley in Guangzhou, Nov 18, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

GUANGZHOU - Ye Shiwen of China took the gold medal of women's 200m individual medley at the ongoing 16th Asian Games on Thursday, after her gold in the 400-meter individual medley last Sunday.

Ye clocked 2:09.37 for the gold medal, followed by her compatriot Wang Qun in the second place at 2:12.02. The bronze medal was taken by Choi Hye-ra of South Korea in 2:12.85.

The 14-year-old teenager from east China's Hangzhou city began swimming at the age of six after her kindergarten teacher noticed her large hands, the city's Qianjiang Evening News reported.

Chinese teenager Ye bags 2nd individual medley gold

China's Ye Shiwen poses in front of the camera after winning the gold medal of women's 400m individual medley at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, Nov 14, 2010. [Photo/Xinhua]

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