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China's Ye wins women's 200 IM at worlds

2011-07-26 03:41:38 GMT2011-07-26 11:41:38(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

China's Ye Shiwen celebrates after winning the women's 200 meters Individual Medley final at the FINA 2011 Swimming World Championships in Shanghai, China, Monday, July 25, 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

SHANGHAI - Ye Shiwen of China powered home on the final freestyle leg to win the women's 200-meter individual medley at the world swimming championships.

Ye overtook world record holder Ariana Kukors of the United States, who led at the halfway mark, to finish in 2 minutes, 08.90 seconds on Monday. Alicia Coutts of Australia won her second silver medal of the night in 2:09.00, and Kukors took the bronze in a time of 2:09.12.

Olympic champion Stephanie Rice of Australia never led and finished fourth. She finished second to Kukors in Rome in 2009.

(Agencies)

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