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Mireia Belmonte Garcia wins third gold

Updated: December 18, 2010, 2:16 PM ET
Associated Press

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- Spain's Mireia Belmonte Garcia matched American star Ryan Lochte with her third gold medal at the short-course world championships Saturday.

She was timed in a championship-record 2 minutes, 5.73 seconds in the 200-meter individual medley, adding to her back-to-back titles in the 200 butterfly and 400 IM on Wednesday's opening night.

Belmonte finished 0.21 seconds in front of Ye Shiwen of China and 0.36 ahead of Ariana Kukors of the U.S.

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