World records fall in women's 200 free, 200 IM
BEIJING -- Federica Pellegrini of Italy won the 200-meter freestyle at the Beijing Olympics, lowering her own world record set a day earlier and becoming the first Italian woman to win an Olympic gold medal in swimming.
She won in 1 minute, 54.82 seconds, erasing her previous time of 1:55.45.
Sara Isakovic of Slovenia took the silver in 1:54.97. Pang Jiaying of China earned the bronze in 1:55.05, giving the Chinese women their first swimming medal of these games.
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