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Women Swimmers are winners

21 Mar 06 05:46
Australian Swimmer Jessicah Schipper celebrates after winning two more gold medals 

Australia's Jessicah Schipper 
claims two more gold medals
on the last night of the Games
Swimming competition.

Spectators at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre have been treated to a night of super swimming with the Australian team setting a world record in the Women's 4x100 Medley Relay.

The team, consisting of Games heroes Sophie Edington, Leisel Jones, Jessicah Schipper and Lisbeth Lenton set the world record time of 3.56.30.

England came second in a time of 4.04.61 and the bronze medal went to Canada with time of 4.05.95.

In the 200m Butterfly, Australia's Jessicah Schipper led all the way to win in a Games record of 2:06.09. Fellow Aussie Felicity Galvez swam a strong race to claim silver in 2:08.16, holding off Terri Dunning of England who won the bronze in 2:09.87.

After her win Schipper said: "I'm happy to go that fast. I think it is my second fastest time ever."

Australian Stephanie Rice claimed her second gold medal of the Commonwealth Games winning the Women’s 400 Individual Medley in a new Games record of 4:41.91.

English swimmer Rebecca Cooke was second  in 4:44.60 and  Jennifer Reilly from Australia came third in 4:47.13. 

Rice led for most of the race and beat her own personal best time by five seconds. She also won the 200m Individual Medley in these Games.

For full results, visit the Aquatics Swimming Schedule and Results section of this Website.

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