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CC photo #504: Istanbul 2012 women’s 100 fly medal podium

Medal winners in the women’s 100 meter butterfly at the FINA 2012 World Swimming Championships (25m) in Istanbul, Turkey. From…

Liu Zige Sets 200 Butterfly World Record

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