Gold medalist Ye Shiwen (R) of China poses with bronze medalist Li Xuanxu of China at the awarding ceremony of women’s swimming 400m Individual Medley competition at London 2012 Olympic Games in London, Britain, on July 28, 2012. Ye Shiwen won gold medal and set a new world record with 4:28.43. (Xinhua/Fei Maohua)
LONDON (Xinhua) — Chinese Ye Shiwen swam a world record of 4:28.43 to win the women’s 400m individual medley at the Olympic Games on Saturday.
The previous world record was 4:29.45 set by Australian Stephanie Rice.
American Elizabeth Beisel picked the silver in 4:31.27 and Li Xuanxu of China took the bronze in 4:32.91.