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3 World Records On 1st Day Of Manchester 2008

Zimbabwe’s Kirsty Coventry set a new 400 IM SCM world record in a race where no 2 and 3 also swam within the former world record. USA crushed the 400 freestyle relay SCM world record, and the Dutch women totally obliterated the 800 freestyle relay SCM world record with more than 7 seconds, in a race where 4 teams (!) went clear under the 6 year old world record.

Here is the 400 IM final in Spanish

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FINA Approves WADA Code And New Starting Block

As stated here on fina.org, FINA has now incorporated the new version of the WADA World Anti-Doping Code into its rules, together with a new set of FINA Medical & Ethic Rules.

The FINA Extraordinary Congress has also approved the adoption of a starting platform in swimming that may have an adjustable setting back plate (to be implemented only after the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing), the definition of 10km open water events as ‘Marathon Swimming’, and the new regulations related to cases of emergency abandonment of open water swimming races.

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World Championships Live On WCSN.com And FINA.org

WORLD Championship Sports Network (WCSN) will provide live coverage of the 2008 FINA World Short Course Championships from April 9 -13 in Manchester, England. As the official global webcast partner for FINA, WCSN will be providing fans access to the event via WCSN TV and free webcast on www.WCSN.com (for US Viewers) or www.fina.org (for select international viewers).

Source: swiminfo.com

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