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He was first only 1 hundredth of a second off the world record on Friday, and then pummeled it yesterday, from the 20.81 set by Draganja at the 2008 World Championships in Manchester, to 20.64. Read SwimInfo

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USA’s relay won the 400 medley relay with a world record of 3:29.34, beating their own world record of 3:30.68 set at the Olympics in Athens 2004, and securing Phelps his record breaking 8th gold medal. The Australian women also set at 400 medley relay world record, beating their own world mark of 3:55.74 with a new world record of 3:52.69.

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Both 400 IM world records were bettered at the 2008 Olympics yesterday, when first USA’s Michael Phelps swam 4:03.84, smashing his own world record of 4:05.25 from the U.S. Olympic Trials, and Australia’s Stephanie Rice swam 4:29.45, more than half a second faster than the 4:31.12 of Katie Hoff from the U.S. Trials.

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