Vollmer sets world record in women's 100 fly - NBC Sports

Vollmer sets world record in women's 100 fly
Star gives US second gold medal of London Games
July 29, 2012, 2:07 pm

Dana Vollmer of the United States set a world record to win the 100-meter butterfly at the London Olympics on Sunday.

Vollmer led at the turn and hit the wall in 55.98 seconds to shave 0.08 off the previous mark set by Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden at the 2009 world championships in Rome.

Vollmer had set an Olympic record in Saturday morning's heats. She missed qualifying for the 2008 Beijing Games.

Lu Ying of China touched second in 56.87 and Alicia Coutts of Australia finished third in 56.94.

Sjostrom was fourth.