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USA’s Allison Schmitt sets a brand new Olympic Record of 1:53. 61 to win gold in the women’s 200m freestyle event from the Aquatics Centre in the London 2012 Olympic Games (31 July 2012).
France’s Camille Muffat won silver at case with Australia’s Bronte Barratt promising bronze.
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Swimming has showcased on the programme of editions of this Games because 1896. The first Olympic occasions were freestyle (crawl) or breaststroke. Backstroke was added in 1904.
In that the 1940s, breaststrokers found they may go quicker by attracting both arms over their heads. This clinic was immediately prohibited in breaststroke, however, gave birth to blossom, whose first recorded look was in the 1956 Games at Melbourne. This design is presently one of the four strokes used in rivalry.
Women’s swimming became Olympic at 1912 in the Stockholm Games. Since afterward, it’s been a part of each variant of this Games. The men’s and women’s programmes are nearly indistinguishable, as they include exactly the identical number of occasions, with just one difference: the freestyle space is 800 metres for girls and 1,500 metres for guys.
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