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USA Breaks World Record In 400 Free Relay Prelims

The American team of Nathan Adrian, Cullen Jones, Ben Wildman-Tobriner and Matt Grevers took down the world record from the 3:12.46 set by USA in 2006, to 3:12.23 this morning.

Source: SwimInfo

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First Two World Records At Beijing 2008

Both 400 IM world records were bettered at the 2008 Olympics yesterday, when first USA’s Michael Phelps swam 4:03.84, smashing his own world record of 4:05.25 from the U.S. Olympic Trials, and Australia’s Stephanie Rice swam 4:29.45, more than half a second faster than the 4:31.12 of Katie Hoff from the U.S. Trials.

Sources: SwimInfo here and here

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Kitajima Breaks 200 Breaststroke World Record

Two days after wearing a T-shirt stating “I am the swimmer”, in protest against the Japanese Swimming Federation restricting Japanese swimmers to use only Mizuno, Descente or Asics swim suits, Kosuke Kitajima breaks the 200 meter breaststroke world record, wearing a Speedo LZR Racer at the Japan Open. The new world record is 2:07.51, beating the 2:08.50 set by Brendan Hansen at the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships.

Source: SwimInfo

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