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

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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.


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