Browsing: Beijing 2008

Competition
0
Americans Better 2 More World Records At Beijing 2008

Aaron Piersol bettered his 100 backstroke world record from 52.89 at U.S. Trials to 52.54 now in Bejing, and Michael Phelps improved similarily his 200 freestyle world record from 1:43.86 to 1:42.96. Sources: SwimInfo here and here

Advertisements
Competition
0
4 More World Records At Beijing 2008

Kirsty Coventry of Zimbabwe set a new world record in the 100 back semifinal with a time of 58.77. Japan’s Kosuke Kitajima became the first man under 59 seconds in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 58.91. And Eamon Sullivan led off Australia’s 4×100 freestyle relay with a 100 free world record time of 47.24, in a blistering race where 5 teams went under the 4×100 world record mark from yesterday, and USA just barely overtook France at the finish to claim the gold and world record time of 3:08.24.

Sources: SwimInfo here, here and here

Competition
0
U.S. Head Coach Believes All Records Could Fall At Beijing Olympics

19 long-course and 11 short-course world records have now fallen since the launch of the Speedo LZR Racer swim suit in February, of which the LZR was worn in all but one long-course and 2 short-course events.

In the remaining record breaking events, the swimmers wore other brands of high tech full-body swimsuits.

According to the CNN, U.S. head coach Mark Schubert believes that every record in the sport could fall at the Beijing Olympics.

The technology advantage of the new Speedo’s is so big, that according to TimesOnline, the main rivals have let it be known that they will not penalise athletes who wear other apparel when racing for a national team sponsored by Speedo.