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WOMEN’S 200 BREAST
Meet record: 2:20.69, Rebecca Soni (USA)
American record: 2:19.59 Rebecca Soni
Australian record: 2:20.54 Leisel Jones
Canadian record: 2:20.12 Annamay Pierse
Japanese record: 2:20.72 Satomi Suzuki
Australia All-comers record: 2:20.54 Leisel Jones
Japan’s Kanako Watanabe won the women’s 200 breaststroke with her time of 2:21.41. Her teammate, Rie Kaneto, reached in just behind her to win the silver medal at 2:21.90. Australian Taylor Mckeown finished third for the bronze medal at 2:23.32.
Kierra Smith finished fourth for Canada and Micah Lawrence was fifth with her time of 2:24.6o.
Japan’s Mio Motegi also won the B-final of the women’s 200 breaststroke. She won with a time of 2:27.20.