Federica Pellegrini of Italy broke the world record for the women's 200 meter Freestyle in the heats during the swimming competitions in the National Aquatics Center at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, on Sunday, August 10, 2008.
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Pellegrini was in fourth place after the first 50 meters but managed a sprint finish to touch home at 1:55.45, 0.07 seconds faster than the previous record held by French veteran Laure Manaudou.
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