Year: 2008

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.

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.

South African Cameron van der Burgh set a new 50 meter short course breaststroke world record today, at the FINA World Cup meet in Moscow. The new world record is 26.08, where Ukranian Oleg Lisogor’s world record from 2006 was 26.17. Read SwimInfo

He was first only 1 hundredth of a second off the world record on Friday, and then pummeled it yesterday, from the 20.81 set by Draganja at the 2008 World Championships in Manchester, to 20.64. Read SwimInfo

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