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Hardy Shatters The 50 Breaststroke World Record

American Jessica Hardy clocked an astonishing 29.58 at the 2008 FINA World Short Course Championships in Manchester this evening, claiming the world record of 29.90 that had stood to Australian Jade Edminstone since 2005. Sources: SwimNews and SwimInfo.

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3 World Records On 1st Day Of Manchester 2008

Zimbabwe’s Kirsty Coventry set a new 400 IM SCM world record in a race where no 2 and 3 also swam within the former world record. USA crushed the 400 freestyle relay SCM world record, and the Dutch women totally obliterated the 800 freestyle relay SCM world record with more than 7 seconds, in a race where 4 teams (!) went clear under the 6 year old world record.

Here is the 400 IM final in Spanish

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World Championships Live On WCSN.com And FINA.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