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Swimming-Australian Jones sets 200m breaststroke world record

Updated: 2006-09-20 12:28

MONTREAL, July 29- Leisel Jones of Australia set a world record of two minutes 21.72 seconds in the final of the women's 200 metres breaststroke at the world championships on Friday.

Jones sliced 0.72 seconds off the previous mark of 2:22.44 set by American Amanda Beard in last year's U.S. Olympic trials at Long Beach, California.