Source: Xinhua

08-16-2008 10:15

Special Report:   2008 Beijing Olympic Games

BEIJING, Aug. 16 (Xinhua) -- Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe broke the world record to win the women's 200m backstroke gold medal at the Beijing Olympic Games here on Saturday.

Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe starts her women's 200m backstrokeswimmingsemifinal at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, August 15, 2008. Coventry won the final. [Agencies]
Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe starts her women's 200m backstrokeswimming
semifinal at the National Aquatics Center during the 2008 Beijing 
Olympics, August 15, 2008. Coventry won the final. [Agencies]

Coventry clocked in 2:05.24 to beat the previous mark of 2:06.09 set by American Margaret Hoelzer in July, 2008.

Hoelzer got the silver in 2:06.23 and Japanese Reiko Nakamura had the bronze in 2:07.13.


Editor:Sun Tingting