Rice holds off Coventry to win women's 400 IM

Updated: 14 August 2008 16:54 IST

Stephanie Rice of Australia won the gold medal in the women's 400-meter individual medley Sunday, setting a world record of 4 minutes.

Beijing:

Stephanie Rice of Australia won the gold medal in the women's 400-meter individual medley Sunday, setting a world record of 4 minutes, 29.45 seconds.

Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe also went under the previous mark of 4:31.12, set by American Katie Hoff at the U.S. Olympic trials, but Coventry's time of 4:29.89 was only good enough for a silver.

Hoff settled for the bronze in 4:31.71.

Topics : Swimming
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