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Ye Shiwen wins gold in record time

Updated: July 28, 2012, 8:24 PM ET
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LONDON -- China's Ye Shiwen set the first world record at the Olympic pool, winning the women's 400-meter individual medley with a dominant finishing kick Saturday night.

The 16-year-old Ye trailed American teenager Elizabeth Beisel more than halfway through the grueling race but pulled away in the freestyle leg to win gold in 4 minutes, 28.43 seconds. She beat the 4:29.45 by Stephanie Rice at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Beisel settled for silver in 4:31.27, while China's Li Xuanxu ...

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