August 11, 2008

Australia’s Golden Girl Trickett Gets Her First Gold

Australia's golden girl Trickett gets her first gold

BEIJING, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- Australia's golden girl Libby Trickett snatched her first individual Olympic gold in Monday's women's 100-meter backstroke.

With a solid start, reigning world champion Trickett led all the way to the finish and win the gold in 56.73.

U.S. swimmer Christine Magnuson won silver in 57.10 seconds. Her teammate, Australia's "Madam Butterfly" Jessicah Schipper settled for a bronze. Chinese swimmer Zhou Yafei ranked fourth.

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