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China's Zhao wins 50 meters backstroke gold

Fu Yuanhui of China and compatriot Zhao Jing (L) react after competing in the women's 50m breaststroke heats during the World Swimming Champ
Fu Yuanhui of China and compatriot Zhao Jing (L) react after competing in the women's 50m breaststroke heats during the World Swimming Champ

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Zhao Jing of China won gold in the women's 50 meters backstroke at the world championships on Thursday.

Zhao, who set the world record of 27.06 seconds when she won the title in Rome in 2009, clocked 27.29 with teenage compatriot Fu Yuanhui taking silver in 27.39 and Aya Terakawa of Japan bronze in 27.53.

The 50 backstroke is a non-Olympic event.

(Reporting by Iain Rogers, editing by Ken Ferris)

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