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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…

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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 swimmingworldmagazine.com