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Chinese swimming sensation Ye wins 200m medley gold

News 16 Dec 2012, 01:05 IST


Ye Shiwen (C) of China celebrates her gold medal in the womens 200m individual medley final on December 15, 2012

Ye Shiwen (C) of China celebrates her gold medal in the women 200m individual medley final during the FINA World Short Course Swimming Championships in Istanbul on December 15, 2012.

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.”

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