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Quite interesting that Libby Trickett took only one breath when breaking world record in the long course 50 meters freestyle at the Australian Trials, when she a few days earlier took what seems like more than 30 breaths in the also world record breaking 100.

50 freestyle:

100 freestyle:

The Australian gold medallist from Athens 2004 expects a lot from the upcoming Swimming World Championships in Manchester. “It’s an Olympic year, world records have been tumbling and I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see a few more set in Manchester”.

Source: manchester2008.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

Liam Tancock set a new 50 meters long course backstroke world record this evening, during evening preliminaries of the 200 backstroke at the British Championships in Sheffield. The new record is 24.47, obliterating the former record time of 24.80, that Thomas Rupprath swam in 2003.

Source: Lane 9 News