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Pellegrini wins women's 400 freestyle gold at worlds

SHANGHAI - Defending champion and world record holder Federica Pellegrini of Italy moved from fifth place to first on one lap and held on to win the women's 400-meter freestyle gold at the world championships.

Pellegrini, who turned it on after the halfway mark, finished in a time of 4 minutes, 01.97 seconds Sunday.

Olympic champion Rebecca Addlington showed why she's a strong favourite for gold next year at her home London Games by taking silver with a time of 4:04.01. Camille Muffat of France earned the bronze in a time of 4:04.06.

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