Stephanie Rice: Grabs 2nd Olympic gold medal with world record
Australian Olympic swimmer Stephanie Rice came from behind and got her second victory thereby creating world record again in the 200-meter individual medley final for women on August 13.
Details about Stephanie Rice have been inferred from multiple sources. Although Natalie Coughlin, the American swimmer and Kirsty Coventry from Zimbabwe have changed the leading position in the first 150 meters, this twenty year old Rice have burst out in the final meters in order to grab the title in 2 minutes 8.45 seconds, thereby slicing 0.47 second off the previous world record set by herself at the Australian Olympic trials this March.
"It was such a tough race. I really struggled getting in. I am so glad I put it out there this morning". "It's really good being next to Natalie. She pushed me through the first 100 meters. And Kirstyswam is amazing as always," added Stephanie Rice.
Swimming next to Coughlin in Lane 5, exuberant Stephaine Rice chased the world record mark vehemently. In the last stroke he has surpassed top qualifier Coventry.
Kirsty Coventry, who turns twenty-five, next month, led the race after the first turn. However she lagged behind in the last stroke and only managed to touch the wall 0.14 second behind Stephanie Rice.