Chinese swimming sensation Ye wins 200m medley gold
ISTANBUL (AFP) –
Chinese teenager Ye Shiwen added the world shortcourse 200m individual medley title to her two Olympic golds on Saturday when she clinched victory in 2min 4.64sec.
Ye, 16, who took Olympic gold in the 200m and 400m medleys in London, finished ahead of Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu and Hannah Miley of Great Britain.
“I’m so happy I came in first today. It feels so good,” said Ye, after setting a new championship record.
“I competed against Hosszu many times in many events. This time she was stronger than ever. But I thought ‘for sure I won’t give up’. I had a chance to come back because in the breaststroke she is not so strong.”