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On the second day of the Duel in the Pool competition between USA and Italy, Germany and Great Britain’s “E-stars”, USA’s Rebecca Soni set a new short course 100 meter breaststroke world record, with a time of 1.02.70, where Australia’s Leisel Jones’ world record was 1.03.00. USA’s Julia Smit set a new 200 individual medley world record, with a time of 2:04.60 where Hungary’s Evelyn Verraszto’s world record from the European Short Course Championships last week was 2:04.64. And USA’s men set a new 4×100 meter freestyle world record, with a time of 3:03.30, where France’s world record from last year was 3:04.98. Resulting in USA beating “E-stars” with 185 points again 78.

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.

Russia’s Stanislav Donets and Arkady Vyatchanin both won gold and set a new world record in the 100 backstroke final of the 2009 European Short Course Championships in Istanbul, with a time of 48.97, where Vyatchanin’s world record from the day before was 49.17.

Italy’s Federica Pellegrini improved upon her short course 200 freestyle world record, with a time of 1:51.17 at the 2009 European Short Course Championships in Istanbul, where her world record from the European Championships in Rijeka last year was 1:51.85.