updated 8/10/2008 10:37:48 PM ET 2008-08-11T02:37:48

Libby Trickett of Australia has won the women’s 100-meter butterfly, capturing her first Olympic gold by holding off American Christine Magnuson.

Trickett was under world-record pace at the turn, but she finished in 56.73 seconds — just 0.12 off the word record. Magnuson was second in 57.10, while another Aussie, Jess Schipper, took bronze in 57.25.

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