Browsing: Competition

Brazil’s Kaio Almeida crushed the 200 meter butterfly short course world record today, at the FINA World Cup 2009 meet in Stockholm, and became first man under 1:50 in the 200 butterfly, with a time of 1:49.11, where Russia’s Nikolay Skvortsov’s world record was 1:50.53. See results

China’s Jing Zhao improved upon her 50 meter backstroke short course world record from the prelims this morning, at the FINA World Cup 2009 meet in Stockholm, dropping below 26 seconds with a time of 25.82, where her 1st world record today was 26.08. See results

Australia’s Felicity Galvez set a new 100 meter butterfly short course world record this evening, at the Fina World Cup 2009 meet in Stockholm, with a time of 55.46, where Australia’s Jessicah Schipper’s world record was 55.68. See results

China’s Jing Zhao set a new 50 meter short course backstroke world record this morning, during prelims at the World Cup meet in Stockholm. Her time was 26.08, where Marieke Guehrer’s world record from the World Cup meet in Moscow last Friday was 26.17. See result list

USA’s Jessica Hardy improved upon her own 50 meter breaststroke short course world record, clocking 29.36 where her record from the 2009 Durban stop was 29.45. Russia’s Evgeny Korotyshkin became first man under 49 seconds in the 100 butterfly, with a new world record time of 48.99, where USA’s Ian Crocker’s world record from 2004 was 49.07. And South African George Du Rand smoked the 200 backstroke world record, with a time of 1:47.08, where Austria’s Markus Rogan’s world record from the World Short Course Championships in Manchester 2008 was 1:47.84. Read SwimmingWorld Magazine

Hungary’s Evelyn Verraszto set a new 200 meter individual medley short course world record at the FINA World Cup 2009 meet in Moscow today, with a time of 2:06.02, where Zimbabwe’s Kirsty Coventry’s world record from the 2008 World Short Course Championships in Manchester, Britain was 2:06.13. See official results.

Australia’s Marieke Guehrer set a new 50 meter short course world record today, at the FINA World Cup 2009 meet in Moscow, with a time of 26.17 where Croatia’s Sanja Jovanovic’s world record from the European Short Course Championships in Rijeka, Croatia was 26.23. See official results.

Germany’s Steffen Deibler set a new 50 meter butterfly short course world record yesterday in Aachen, with a time of 22.06 where France’s Amaury Leveaux’s world record from the European Short Course Championships in Rijeka 2008 was 22.18. Read swimnews.com

Yesterday at the Chinese Nationals, China’s Liu Zige demolished the 200 meter butterfly long course world record, with a time of 2:01.81 where Australia’s Jessicah Schipper’s world record from the World Championships in Rome this summer was 2:03.41. The new world record is “as fast as Mark Spitz was as he sped towards his destiny with seven gold medals in Munich in 1972“, and faster than the current 2:03.12 short course world record of Japan’s Yuko Nakanishi. Read swimmingworldmagazine.com

Sweden’s Therese Alshammar withdrew from the 100 meter IM final at the FINA World Cup meet in Durban today, even though she set a new world record in the event during prelims this morning. Instead, she focused totally on the 50 butterfly, and managed to set a new world record also in this event, with a time of 24.75, where Australia’s Marieke Guehrer’s world record from the World Cup meet in Berlin last year was 24.99. Read swimmingworldmagazine.com