Rebecca Soni of U.S. sets another world record to win 200 breaststroke gold at Olympics

US swimmer Rebecca Soni celebrates winning gold and breaking the world record in the women's 200m breaststroke final swimming event at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 2, 2012 in London. LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages

(AP) LONDON - Rebecca Soni of the United States set another world record to defend her 200-meter breaststroke title at the London Olympics on Thursday.

Soni clocked 2 minutes, 19.59 seconds to improve on her own mark from Wednesday's semifinals by 0.41 seconds.

It was the sixth world record in the pool at these games.

Satomi Suzuki of Japan touched in 2:20.72 to take the silver medal and Iuliia Efimova of Russia finished in 2:20.92 for bronze.

Soni was also favored to win the 100 breast but took silver behind surprise 15-year-old winner Ruta Meilutyte of Lithuania.

Meilutyte did not enter the 200.

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