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Britta Stefen becomes the sprint queen, adding the 50m free gold medal to her freestyle 100m title. Stefen of Germany, wins by a fingertip, touching the wall in Olympic record time of 24:06, only one hundredth of a second ahead of favorite to win, American Dara Torres. Australian Cate Campbell claims the bronze medal in 24:17 seconds. Swimming 50m Freestyle Women's Final - Olympic Record (24:06) - Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics - Britta Stefen (GER), Dara Torres (USA), Cate Campbell (AUS)