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/ Sports/ Other SportsPederson breaks world record in womens 200m breaststrokeUpdated: 2013-08-02 11:39(Xinhua)Comments Print Mail Large Medium  SmallBARCELONA, Spain – Denmarks Rikke Pederson set the third new world record of the FINA world championships currently being held in Barcelona when she swum a time of 2:19.11 in the fist semifinal of the womens 200 meter breaststroke on Thursday evening.
Pedersons swim beat the previous best of 2:19.59, set by American Rebecca Soni in the London Olympic Games.
The other records to be broken this week in Barcelona were by Ruta Meilutyte in the semifinal of the womens 100 meter breaststoke, while 16 year-old Katie Ledecky knocked almost 6 seconds off the previous world best in the womens 1,500 meter final.Denmarks Rikke Pederson reacts after breaking the world record to win womens 200 meter breaststroke semifials at the FINA world championships in Barcelona, Aug 1, 2013. [Photo grabbed from CCTV Sports]   8.03KPhotoPyeongchang Winter Olympics torch relay kicks offTokyo marks 1,000 days until 2020 Olympic GamesFed Express eclipses his old foe Rafa againChinese sprinter Su Bingtian and wife hold wedding ceremony in hometown Li Na tastes local delicacy during WTA Wuhan OpenPlayer party held for 2017 WTA Wuhan OpenMedals for Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games unveiledFrench Ligue 1: Paris Saint Germain vs. Lyon More Sports NewsGremio facing uphill battle in FIFA Club World Cup: coachSpanish coach Lillo parts ways with Atletico NacionalNBAs Shoemaker ending China stintFormer Jiangsu Suning striker Jo voted best player in BrazilUS soccer chief Gulati not to seek re-election next yearRed Star pulls plug on Keenan after just eight monthsMore Top NewsMatchmaking events ahead of Singles DayEvergrande makes history in GuangzhouGates of oldWorld powers to consider sanction relief for Iran: USGovt must enact land reformSteady growth the goal for GDPMost ViewedTodays Top NewsExtradition deal with US key to nabbing fugitivesLi urges greater effort on reformsChina, Japan need constructive ideasGovt requested to plant GM cropsSession to discuss economic issuesBan on Chinese researchers clarifiedChina may expand property tax trialsEditors PicksPolar icebreaker Snow Dragon arrives in AntarcticXis vision on shared future for humanity UNs top environmental honors go to three in ChinaGerman trains collide near Duesseldorf, several people injured China beats Germany 7-4 in mens curling Olympic qualificationBayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in UEFA Champions LeagueHot TopicsGeng Jiasheng, 54, a national master technician in the manufacturing industry, is busy working on improvements for a new removable environmental protection toilet, a project he has been devoted to since last year.Special Coverage4th World Internet Conference19th CPC National Congress CPC encyclopediaPresident Xi visits Vietnam, LaosVideoSlidePodcastPicturesPass it on: Keeping blue calico aliveWuzhen: New tech in the ancient townWingsuit flyers fly into plane from Jungfrau MountainThe world in photos: Nov 13-19
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