Discussion

Dana Vollmer sets world record

Updated: July 30, 2012, 12:48 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Dana Vollmer won a gold medal at the Olympics and set a world record, too.

Not bad for someone who didn't even qualify four years ago.

On a night featuring a relay duel between the Australians and the Americans, Vollmer got things started with a bang Sunday in the 100-meter butterfly. She was third at the turn but powered to the wall for a time of 55.98 seconds, beating the record of 56.06 set by Sweden's Sarah Sjostrom in a since-banned high-tech bodysuit at the 2009 ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE OLYMPICS HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM