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Chinese Zhao breaks women's 50 back world record

2009-07-30 17:43:38 GMT2009-07-31 01:43:38 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Zhao Jing poses for photos at poduim in Rome, Italy, July 30, 2009. China's Zhao Jing won the women's 50m backstroke gold medal in a world record time of 27.06 seconds at the world swimming championships here on Thursday. Her teammate Gao Chang got bronze in 27.28 seconds. (Xinhua/Zhang Yuwei)

Zhao Jing (C), Germany's Daniela Samulski (front) and Gao Chang are seen at the podium after the women's 50m backstroke final in Rome, Italy, July 30, 2009. China's Zhao Jing won the women's 50m backstroke gold medal in a world record time of 27.06 seconds at the world swimming championships here on Thursday. Her teammate Gao Chang got bronze in 27.28 seconds. (Xinhua/Zeng Yi)

ROME, July 30 (Xinhua) -- China's Zhao Jing won the women's 50m backstroke gold medal in a world record time of 27.06 seconds at the world swimming championships here on Thursday.

Zhao bettered the previous mark of 27.38 seconds set by Anastasia Zueva in Wednesday's semifinals.

Germany's Daniela Samulski claimed silver in 27.23 seconds with Chinese Gao Chang taking bronze in 27.28.

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