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Olympics: Vollmer swims into 100 fly finals

By Jeff Faraudo
Saturday, July 28th, 2012 at 1:00 pm in Alumni, Olympics.

Former Cal star Dana Vollmer breezed into Sunday night’s final of the 100-meter butterfly, winning her semifinal heat Saturday night at London.

Vollmer, who set  American and Olympic records in her first-round heat, touched in 56.36 seconds in the semifinals — fastest time of either heat.

In the finals, she will duel Sweden’s world-recordholder Sarah Sjostrom, who won the other semifinal heat. Also in the final is American Claire Donahue.

Meanwhile, Ca’s Caitlin Leverenz finished in a tie for sixth in the 400 IM final, touching at 4:35.39, same as Stephanie Rice of Australia. Rice also lost her world record Saturday, snatched away by winner Ye Shiwen of China in a blistering time of 4:28.43.

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