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Stephanie Rice sets 200 IM world record to go with 400 record at Australian Championships

Updated: March 25, 2008, 1:27 PM ET
Associated Press

SYDNEY, Australia -- Stephanie Rice set the 200-meter individual medley world record Tuesday at Australia's Olympic swimming trials, her second world record of the meet.

Rice finished in 2 minutes 8.92 seconds, trimming 0.80 seconds from the record set by Wu Yan Yan of China in 1997.

"It's beyond comprehension. The 200 IM world record has stood for a long, long time," Rice said. "I actually didn't know who held the world record."

The performance followed her record in the 400 ...

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