LONDON - Rebecca Soni of the United States has broken the world record in the women’s 200 metres breaststroke at the Olympic Games on Wednesday.
Soni clocked 2:20.00 in the semifinals, beating the mark of 2:20.12 set by Annamay Pierse of Canada in the semifinals of the 2009 Worlds.
World record evolution (Time, Name/Nationality, Place, Date):
2:20.00 Rebecca Soni USA London 01.08.12
2:20.12 Annamay Pierse CAN Rome 30.07.09
2:20.22 Rebecca Soni USA Beijing 15.08.08
2:20.54 Leisel Jones AUS Melbourne 01.02.06
2:21.72 Leisel Jones AUS Montreal 29.07.05