Soni Breaks Own Record, Wins Another Gold in the Pool

It was the sixth world record in the pool at these games.

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    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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