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Liu Zige sets women's record in 200 butterfly

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STOCKHOLM (AP)

Liu Zige of China has set a world record in the women's 200-meter butterfly at a short-course World Cup meet.

Liu won in 2 minutes, 2.5 seconds Wednesday, beating the previous record by Yuko Nakanishi of Japan. Nakanishi set her record in Tokyo in February 2008.

It was the seventh world record at the meet. Earlier Wednesday, Peter Marshall and Jessica Hardy of the United States broke their own world records in the men's 50-meter backstroke and women's 50-meter breaststroke, respectively.

On Tuesday, Jing Zhao of China twice set records in the women's 50 backstroke. Records were also set by Felicity Galvez of Australia in the women's 100 butterfly and Kaio Almeida of Brazil in the men's 200 butterfly.