Hardcastle adds bronze to gold

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Hardcastle adds bronze to gold

Sarah Hardcastle, world champion for the 800 metres freestyle, added another medal to her collection when she finished third in the 400m freestyle at the World Short Course Championships in Rio de Janeiro yesterday. Her bronze medal left her with mixed emotions. "I'm disappointed yet at the same time pleased," she said. Hardcastle, 26, was up against Claudia Poll, who won the 200m in a world record time the previous day and was a hot favourite to take her second gold. Costa Rica's Poll won her second title in a meeting record of 4min 05.18sec. Second place went to Holland's Carla Geurts in 4:06.20, with Hardcastle third in 4:07.20. In the 100m breaststroke, Samantha Riley of Australia set a second world record, shattering the old mark in 1:05.70. China's Liu Limin came from behind to win the women's 100m butterfly in a world record of 58.68 seconds.

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