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Rebecca Soni sets world record

Updated: August 1, 2012, 8:52 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Rebecca Soni of the United States set a world record in the 200-meter breaststroke semifinals at the London Olympics on Wednesday.

Soni timed 2 minutes, 20.00 seconds, shaving 0.12 seconds off the previous mark by Annamay Pierse of Canada at the 2009 world championships in Rome in a now-banned bodysuit.

"If I feel good, I don't want to hold back. I shouldn't," Soni said. "I just went for the last 50 and I started to hear the crowd halfway through and just kept going with ...

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