Olympics Swimming: China`s Ye Shiwen shatters world record

Updated: Jul 29, 2012, 03:29 AM IST

London: China`s Ye Shiwen shattered the world record to win a gold medal in the women`s 400 metres individual medley at the London Olympics Saturday.

Ye touched in 4:28.43 to obliterate the previous record held by triple Olympic champion Aussie Stephanie Rice.

The Chinese was nearly three seconds ahead of silver medalist Mireia Garcia Belmonte from Spain who clocked 4:31.27. Another Chinese swimmer Li Xuanxu pocketed the bronze at 4:32.91.