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03 Aug 2013 12:02 GMT
The action is heating up in the pool at the world swimming championships, and records been falling. Here(***)s our pick of the action so far [AFP]
Russia(***)s Yuliya Efimova shaved two hundredths of a second off the women(***)s 50m breaststroke record, clocking 29.78secs in the morning heats on Saturday [AFP]
If that wasn(***)t enough she claimed gold in the world 200m title the night before: “I don(***)t understand it... Yesterday, I was ready to break a world record and today I(***)m really tired, I(***)m so sleepy and I broke the world record!” [AFP]
This is the third women(***)s breaststroke world record to fall in Barcelona and the fourth in total - all set by women. Lithuanian teenager Ruta Meilutyte broke the 100m breaststroke record in the semis on her way to winning the gold [AFP]
US star Ryan Lochte claimed two gold medals in one night, winning the 200m backstroke and rounding the evening off with another gold medal in the 4x200m freestyle relay [AFP]
US prodigy Missy Franklin picked up her fourth of a possible seven gold medals in the 4x200m freestyle relay [AFP]
Australia(***)s James Magnussen claimed revenge on Olympic champion Nathan Adrian, retaining his 100m world freestyle title. Magunssen missed out on gold by just one hundredth of a second at London 2012 [AFP]
World-record holder Zhao Jing led China to gold and silver double in the women(***)s 50m backstroke final with teenage compatriot Fu Yuanhui finishing second [AFP]
Chinese stars continued their dominance on the diving board. Qiu Bo made amends for the disappointment of missing out on Olympic gold last year to retain his world title in the men(***)s 10m platform final with a near flawless display [AFP]
He Zi won her second title at the world championships when she claimed the 3m springboard crown with compatriot Wang Han taking silver [AFP]
In the 3m synchronised springboard China(***)s Qin Kai recorded his fourth consecutive world championship as he and partner He Chong proved far too strong for the rest of the field [GETTY]
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