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Soni takes gold

Posted by Gregory Lee Jr. Globe Staff  August 14, 2008 10:09 PM

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Rebecca Soni (Plainsboro, N.J.) claimed the gold medal in the women's 200m breaststroke with a world record time of 2:20.22 Friday morning at the National Aquatics Center. Her effort took 0.32 seconds off the old standard, set by Australia's Leisel Jones on Feb. 1, 2006.

The silver medal went to Jones in a time of 2:22.05, 1.83 behind Soni, while Sara Nordenstam of Norway won the bronze with a 2:23.02.

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