Rebecca Soni Wins Gold For U.S., Sets Another World Record In Women's 200m Breaststroke Final

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 02: Rebecca Soni of the United States celebrates after setting a new world record time of 2:19.59 in the Women's 200m Breaststroke Final on Day 6 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre on August 2, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Rebecca Soni set another world record and won gold in the women's 200-meter breaststroke on Thursday.

Rebecca Soni set a new world record in the women's 200-meter breaststroke on Wednesday. All she did on Thursday was set another one while winning the gold medal in the event.

Soni finished the event in 2:19.59, smashing her own world record by .41 seconds and outpacing the rest of the field by more than a second. Satomi Suzuki of Japan finished in 2:20.72, and Yuliya Efimova of Russia set a new European record with a 2:20.92. But this was Soni's race from start to finish, and she churned through her final 100 meters and added more than four-tenths of a second on Suzuki in the final 50.

How fast was Soni throughout the Olympics in this event? Her qualifying time, a 2:21.40, would have won the bronze in this event.

For more on the Olympics, check out SB Nation's London 2012 Olympics hub. For more on Olympic swimming, follow the 2012 Olympic swimming section.

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