New Jersey's Rebecca Soni set another world record to defend her 200-meter breaststroke title at the London Olympics on Thursday, bringing home another gold medal for the United States.
Soni clocked 2 minutes, 19.59 seconds, beating her own record-breaking time from Wednesday's semifinals by 0.41 seconds.
It was the sixth world record in the pool at these games.
Satomi Suzuki of Japan touched in 2:20.72 to take the silver medal and Iuliia Efimova of Russia finished in 2:20.92 for bronze.
Soni was also favored to win the 100 breast but took silver behind surprise 15-year-old winner Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania.
Meilutyte did not enter the 200.
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Published at 3:15 PM EST on Aug 2, 2012
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