Olympic swimming: Soni wins 200m breaststroke with world record

Updated: Aug 03, 2012, 13:36 PM IST

Lonon: Rebecca Soni of the United States won the women`s 200 metres breaststroke gold, smashing the world record by half a second.

Soni, the defending Olympic champion, won in 2 minutes, 19.59 seconds Thursday.

Satomi Suzuki of Japan took the silver in 2:20.72, with Iuliia Efimova of Russia settling for the bronze in 2:20.92.