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American Dana Vollmer — who made the U.S. team in Athens as a 16-year-old breakout star in 2004, but then was a disappointment four years later in the trials and didn’t even make the last Olympic team in Beijing — whips her head back and looks toward the sky in celebration after seeing her world record-breaking time of 55.98 she swam Sunday at the Olympic Aquatics Centre in London following the women’s 100-meter butterfly final.

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Breakin’ records

Day 2 of the Olympics sees American Dana Vollmer break the world record in the 100-meter butterfly and swim her way to gold, while the men’s 400 relay team is stunned in the pool by a French team bent on revenge.


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