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Posted on: Saturday, November 14, 2009

Swimming: Sakai breaks women's 200-meter breaststroke world record


Associated Press

BERLIN Shiho Sakai of Japan has broken the women's 200-meter backstroke short-course world record.

Sakai clocked 2 minutes, 00.18 seconds at a World Cup meet Saturday to break the mark of 2.00.91 set by Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe on April 11, 2008, in Manchester, England.