Rebecca Soni Breaks World Record – 200m Breaststroke | London 2012 Olympics

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Rebecca Soni (USA) units a brand new world file as she wins the gold medal for the ladies’s 200m breaststroke with a time of two:19.59 on the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Japan’s Satomi Suzuki received the silver medal with Russia’s Iuliia Efimova profitable the bronze.

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Swimming Women’s 200m Breaststroke Final Full Replay from the Aquatics Centre on the London 2012 Olympic Games. — 2 August 2012

Swimming has featured on the programme of all editions of the Games since 1896. The very first Olympic occasions had been freestyle (crawl) or breaststroke. Backstroke was added in 1904.

In the 1940s, breaststrokers found that they might go quicker by bringing each arms ahead over their heads. This follow was instantly forbidden in breaststroke, however gave start to butterfly, whose first official look was on the 1956 Games in Melbourne. This type is now one of many 4 strokes utilized in competitors.

Women’s swimming turned Olympic in 1912 on the Stockholm Games. Since then, it has been a part of each version of the Games. The males’s and ladies’s programmes are virtually an identical, as they comprise the identical variety of occasions, with just one distinction: the freestyle distance is 800 metres for ladies and 1,500 metres for males.

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