Yearly Archives: 2008

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Marshall Sets 100 Backstroke SC WR

USA’s Peter Marshall did it again, at the 2008 FINA World Cup event in Berlin today, setting a new 100 meter backstroke short course world record with a time of 49.63, where his record from earlier this week was 49.94. Read SwimInfo.

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Two More World Records In Stockholm

American Peter Marshall set his 2nd world record in two days, beating Bal’s 23.07 and Hurley’s 23.36 with a time of 23.05 in the 50 meter short course backstroke, where Hurley’s world record was 23.24. And Theresa Alshammar beat the 50 meter butterfly world record with one hundredth of a second, swimming 25.31 where Galvez’s record was 25.32. Read SwimInfo here and here

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Phelps Is Now Officially The Greatest Swimmer Ever

USA’s relay won the 400 medley relay with a world record of 3:29.34, beating their own world record of 3:30.68 set at the Olympics in Athens 2004, and securing Phelps his record breaking 8th gold medal. The Australian women also set at 400 medley relay world record, beating their own world mark of 3:55.74 with a new world record of 3:52.69.

Sources: SwimInfo here and here

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