5 WRs On 1st Day Of Duel

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USA set 5 short course world records on first day of the “Duel in the Pool” meet in Manchester, with 4 world records falling in the first 3 events, against an “E-stars” team comprising swimmers from Italy, Germany and Great Britain. First USA’s women set a new 4×100 medley world record, with a time of 3:47.87 where the world record of Canada from last August was 3:49.45. Then USA’s Nick Thomas set a 100 backstroke world record in the mens 4×100 medley, with a time of 48.94 where the world record of Russian Donets and Vyatchanin from last week was 48.97. With the American men also bettering the 4×100 medley world record, with a time of 3:20.71, where Canada’s world record from last August was 3:23.33. Then USA’s Julia Smith set a 400 meters individual medley world record, with a time of 4:21.04 where South African Kathryn Meaklim’s world record from the World Cup meet in Singapore in November was 4:22.88. And then USA’s Rebecca Soni set a 200 meter breaststroke world record, with a time of 2:14.57, here Australian Leisel Jones’ world record from the World Cup meet in Berlin last November was 2:15.42. Results can be found on www.omegatiming.com.

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