Soni wins silver in women’s 100 breast

/ Source: The Associated Press

Leisel Jones of Australia has won the women’s 100-meter breaststroke at the Beijing Olympics.

She finished a body length in front of her rivals, touching in 1 minute, 5.17 seconds and bettering her old Olympic record of 1:05.64 set in the preliminary heats.

Rebecca Soni of the United States took the silver in 1:06.73. Mirna Jukic of Austria earned the bronze in 1:07.34.

Jones completed her set of Olympic medals in the event, having won a silver in 2000 and a bronze in 2004.