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Liesel Jones wins her second Games gold for Australia


Liesel Jones led home an Australian one-two as she claims the 100m breaststroke title.

Liesel Jones

Liesel Jones shows off her second Games medal

The women's 100m breaststroke final gave more success to Australian swimmer Liesel Jones.

She had been the favourite from the outset and lived up to the pre-match hype with aplomb, scooping the gold medal in a time of 1:08.74.

Fellow Australian Brooke Hanson was happy to accept the silver medal after she completed the swim in 1:09.10.

South African Sarah Poewe claimed the bronze award after finishing just short of second place in a time of 1:09.29.

Liesel Jones considered afterwards: I suppose it was a little bit slow. I was a bit sluggish. I cant really complain, I think it might be all down to a bit of pressure, but thats something you have to learn to live with."

Brooke Hanson commented: My roommate Elka Graham asked me this morning would I be happy with I just wanted to get up there and win a medal it didnt really matter which one. Im so pleased with it, though."

Over the last eight years, to be up there winning medals and pushing PBs was really important to me. I knew if I could stick with Liesel Id be there in the medals.

Sarah Poewe, third placed, said: Im really happy with my bronze. Ive medalled in all three events what more can I do? Its been tough, I had an injury four months ago and a car crash the week before I set off.

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