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Japan's Kaneto wins 200m breaststroke gold, China's Shi Jinglin takes bronze
   2016-08-12 10:31:01    Xinhua      Web Editor: Meng Xue

Rie Kaneto claimed Japan's second swimming gold medal of the Rio Olympics by winning the women's 200m breaststroke final on Thursday.

Kaneto finished in 2 minutes 20.30 seconds, beating Russia's Yulia Efimova by 1.67 seconds at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium.

China's Shi Jinglin took bronze in 2:22.28.

World record holder Rikke Moller Pedersen of Denmark finished last, 3.44 seconds behind Kaneto.

Japan's other triumph in Rio's pool came on Saturday when Kosuke Hagino won the men's 400m individual medley.

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