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Keri-Anne Payne wins open water gold

Updated: July 19, 2011, 3:51 AM ET
Associated Press

JINSHAN CITY, China -- Keri-Anne Payne became the first British athlete to qualify for next year's London Olympics by winning the 10-kilometer open water swimming race at the world championships in dominating fashion Tuesday.

Swimming through warm and muggy conditions, Payne led from start to finish to duplicate her title from the previous full worlds in Rome two years ago.

"To be on that Olympic team at a home Olympics is going to be absolutely amazing," said Payne, who took silver ...

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