Source: Xinhua

08-15-2008 12:02

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhua) -- Britta Steffen of Germany won the gold medal of women's 100m freestyle in a time of 53.12 seconds at 2008 Beijing Olympic Games here on Friday.

Britta Steffen of Germany receives congratulations during the final of women's 100m freestyle at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube in Beijing, China, Aug. 15, 2008. Britta Steffen won the gold medal of the event in a new Olympic record of 53.12 seconds. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)
Britta Steffen of Germany receives congratulations during the final 
of women's 100m freestyle at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games in the 
National Aquatics Center, also known as the Water Cube in Beijing, 
China, Aug. 15, 2008. Britta Steffen won the gold medal of the event 
in a new Olympic record of 53.12 seconds. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)

The silver medal went to world record holder Lisbeth Trickett of Australia at 53.16 while the bronze medal was taken by natalie Coughlin of the United States at 53.39.


Editor:Yang Lina