Monthly Archives: August, 2009
Libby Trickett broke her own 100 meter world record at the Australian Short Course Championships on August 10th, clocking 51.01 where her world record from 2005 was 51.70. Her first personal best in 4 years, after taking the week off since Rome 09. Christian Sprenger erased Ed Moses from the record books, with a time of 2:01.98 in the 200 breaststroke, where Moses’ time from 2004 was 2:02.92. And Emily Seebohm set a new 100 individual medley world record, with a time of 58.54 where Natalie Coughlin’s world record from 2002 was 58.80. Read SwimmingWorld Magazine
Canada’s Katy Murdoch, Annamay Pierse, Audrey Lacroix and Victoria Poon set a new 4×100 medley world record at the British Short Course Grand Prix on August 9th, with a time of 3:49.95 where USA’s world record was 3:51.36. And Canada’s Jake Tapp, Paul Kornfeld, Joe Bartoch and Brent Hayden clocked 3:23.33 in the same event, where Russia’s world record was 3:24.29. Read SwimmingWorld Magazine
Cameron van der Burgh lowered his 50 and 100 breaststroke short course world records, at the South African Short Course Championships on August 8th, clocking 25.43 and 56.39, where his world records from last year were 25.94 and 56.88. And Roland Schoeman set a new 50 freestyle world record, with a time of 20.30 where Amaury Leveaux’s world record from last year was 20.48. Read SwimmingWorld Magazine
USA’s Jessica Hardy set both the 50 and the 100 long course breaststroke world record, when she at the 2009 U.S. Open National Championships on August 7th swam the first 50 in a world record time of 29.80, and then the full 100 also in a world record time of 1:04.45, where Rebecca Soni’s world record from the World Championships was 1:04.84. Read SwimmingWorld Magazine
Canada’s Annamay Pierse lowered her own 200 breast short course world record from, 2:17.50 in March to 2:16.83 on August 7th. And Canada’s Colin Russell, Stefan Hirniak, Brent Hayden and Joel Greenshields set a new 4×200 freestyle short course world record, with a time of 6:51.05 where Australia’s world record from 2007 was 6:52.66. Read SwimmingWorld Magazine
Britain’s Liam Tancock improved his 50 backstroke world record, from 24.08 in the semifinal to 24.04 in the final. Russia’s Yuliya Efimova set a new 50 breaststroke world record, with a time of 30.09 where Amanda Reason’s world record was 30.23. Britta Steffen won the 50 freestyle with a world record time of 23.73, where Marleen Veldhuis’ world record was 23.96. And USA’s men set a new 4×100 medley world record, with a time of 3:27.28, where their world record from Beijing was 3:29.34.