Dana Vollmer wins gold, sets new world record in 100m Butterfly at 2012 Summer Olympics
But Sjostrom is not the world record holder any longer. Vollmer didn't just win, she broke the world record of 56.06 by swimming a 55.98, making her the first woman in the world to ever swim the 100m Butterfly in under 56 seconds. Above you can see Vollmer's expression after spotting on the big electronic board that she set a new world record.
"I'm just so excited right now. I felt good that first 50 and I got even more excited as I was coming home ... it's just so exciting, the whole thing," says Vollmer after the race.
Vollmer was actually in third after the 50m turn, but she turned on the gas for the final 50 and surged ahead of the pack. Lu Ying of China finished second and Coutts of Australia finished third. Vollmer's U.S. teammate Claire Donahue finished seventh.