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Baker takes breaststroke gold

31†July†2002

Englandís Zoe Baker narrowly missed out on breaking her own world record for a second time in two days but still comfortably cruised to victory in the womenís 50m breaststroke final.

Zoe Baker

Zoe Baker: narrowly missed out the world record

Baker had indicated she believed another world record was possible but afterwards said that the pressure of the final had made it more difficult.

South Africaís Sarah Poewe swam well to take the silver in a time of 31.73, finishing ahead of Australiaís Tarnee White (AUS) who completed in 3.74.

Baker said later: "Tonight was about winning the gold, although I wanted to shave a bit more off the time. I canít complain though. Itís the second fastest time Iíve ever done, and it felt good. Maybe I was a little bit tense, and thereís a bit more left in me yet."

Results

1: Zoe Baker (ENG) Ė 30.60
2: Sarah Poewe (RSA) Ė 31.73
3: Tarnee White (AUS) Ė 31.74

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