Soni locks up another Olympic race in 200 breast

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Rebecca Soni has claimed a second individual event for the London Olympic, cruising to an easy win in the 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. swimming trials.

Soni was slow off the blocks and made the first turn in fourth place Saturday night. But she surged to the lead on the second lap and steadily pulled away, winning with the fastest time in the world this year, 2 minutes, 21.13 seconds.      Micah Lawrence claimed the second Olympic spot in 2:23.03. Amanda Beard missed out on making a fifth Olympic team, fading to sixth (2:26.42).

Anthony Ervin was the top qualifier in the 50 freestyle semifinals with a time of 21.74. Nathan Adrian and Cullen Jones, who went 1-2 in the 100 free the previous night, also advanced to the Sunday final.