08/02/2012 03:55 EDT | Updated 10/02/2012 05:12 EDT

Dutch sprinter Ranomi Kromowidjojo wins 100 free with Olympic record

LONDON - Ranomi Kromowidjojo of the Netherlands won the 100-meter freestyle at the London Olympics on Thursday.

Kromowidjojo clocked 53.00 to improve on her own Olympic record set in Wednesday's semifinals.

Aliaksandra Herasimenia of Belarus touched in 53.38 to take the silver medal and Tang Yi of China finished in 53.44 for bronze in swimming's signature event.