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Silver for Soni

Posted by Gregory Lee Jr. Globe Staff  August 11, 2008 11:01 PM

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BEIJING -- Rebecca Soni (Plainsboro, N.J.) won the silver medal in the women's 100m breaststroke at the National Aquatics Center Tuesday morning. The gold went to Leisel Jones of Australia, while Mirna Jukic of Austria won the bronze.

Jones touched in an Olympic record time of 1:05.17, 1.56 ahead of Soni. The American had the second-fastest return lap to surge from fifth place at the turn to post a time of 1:06.73, 0.61 ahead of Jukic. Megan Hendrick (Tacoma, Wash.) finished fifth with a 1:07.62.

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