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WOMEN’S 200M BREASTSTROKE – FINALS
2013 World Champion: Rikke Moller Pedersen, DEN – 2:19.11
World Record: 2:19.11 – Rikke Moller Pedersen, DEN – 2013
Championship Record: 2:19.11 – Rikke Moller Pedersen, DEN – 2013
GOLD: Kanako Watanabe, JPN – 2:21.15
SILVER: Micah Lawrence, USA – 2:22.44
BRONZE: Jessica Vall, ESP & Rikke Moller Pedersen, DEN & Shi Jinglin, CHN – 2:22.76
Kanako Watanabe won the second ever world title for the Japanese Women’s team with her 2:21.15. Micah Lawrence picked up a silver medal for the United States with her time of 2:22.44.
The bronze medal in this event is the most interesting of the meet thus far. Jessica Vall of Spain, Rikke Moller Pedersen of Denmark, and Shi Jinglin of China all tied for third at 2:22.76. There were 5 people on the podium for the women’s 200 breaststroke
Rie Kaneto finished sixth at 2:23.19, and Vitalina Simonova and Kierra Smith rounded out the final at 2:23.59 and 2:23.61, respectively.