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Tucson's Caitlin Leverenz wins bronze in swimming

Tucson's Caitlin Leverenz wins bronze in swimming

CREATED Jul 31, 2012

Reporter: Jason Barr; Sports Director

LONDON (AP) - Chinese teenager Ye Shiwen set an Olympic record to win the 200-meter individual medley at the London Games on Tuesday, adding to her gold in the 400 IM.

The 16-year-old Ye took the lead in the final lap and clocked 2 minutes, 7.57 seconds, shaving 0.18 off her own mark set in Monday's semifinal.

Alicia Coutts of Australia touched in 2:08.15 to take the silver medal and Caitlin Leverenz of Tucson, Ariz., finished in 2:08.95 to take bronze. It's the first medal for Leverenz.

Defending champion Stephanie Rice of Australia was fourth.

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