Women’s breaststroke final
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U.S. swimmers add to the medal count

From left, Rikke Pedersen of Denmark, Rebecca Soni of the United States and Satomi Suzuki of Japan compete in the women’s 200m breaststroke final.  (Ian Walton / Getty Images)
United States’ Rebecca Soni swims ahead of the pack on her way to winning the women’s 200m breaststroke, setting a world record at 2:19:59 at the London Olympics. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Rebecca Soni of the United States set a new world record time of 2:19.59 in the women’s 200m breaststroke final, breaking the record she sat the day before in the semifinals.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
U.S. swimmer Rebecca Soni celebrates her 200m breaststroke gold medal. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
U.S. swimmer Tyler Clary was nothing less than elated after winning the men’s 200m backstroke. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
Tyler Clary appears to be in disbelief after winning gold in the men’s 200m backstroke. (Mark J. Terrill / Associated Press)
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps swims slightly ahead of teammate Ryan Lochte on his way to a gold medal in the men’s 200m individual medley at the London Olympics.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
U.S. swimmers Ryan Lochte, left, and Michael Phelps look up to the scoreboard after finishing the men’s 200m individual medley final.  (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps smiles as he leaves the pool after winning a gold medal in the men’s 200m individual medley. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)
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