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Lakeville's Regan Smith Sets World Record For 200-Meter Backstroke

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – A Lakeville teenager has broken the women's world record in the 200-meter backstroke.

Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships: Swimming - Day 6
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The Associated Press reports that Regan Smith, 17, broke the record Friday at the world swimming championships in South Korea.

Smith won her semifinal heat with a time of 2 minutes, 3.35 seconds, beating the record mark of 2:04:06 set in the London Olympics by Missy Franklin.

The world championship finals are slated for Saturday.

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