Yearly Archives: 2008
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
South African Cameron van der Burgh swam an incredible 50 meter breaststroke, becoming the first man ever under 26 seconds, with the new world record of 25.94. And USA’s Peter Marshall clipped the 100 meter backstroke world record, with a 49.94 where Ryan Lochte’s record was 49.99. Read SwimInfo here and here.
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.