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Sullivan sinks his own 50-metre freestyle record

Latest update : 2008-03-29

For the second time in two days, Australian swimmer Eamon Sullivan has set a new men's 50-metre freestyle world record, which has been broken four times and dropped by over a quarter of a second since Feb. 17.

Australia's Eamon Sullivan smashed the men's 50-metre freestyle world record for the second time in two days at the Australian Olympic trials on Friday.
  
Sullivan timed 21.28 seconds in the final, lowering his 21.41 sec set on Thursday. The 22-year-old beat Alexander Popov's eight-year-old mark in February and the record was briefly held by France's Alain Bernard.
  
Sullivan, who ignored his coach's advice when he lowered the record on Thursday, said this time he had paid attention.
  
"I did exactly what he told me to do tonight and swam faster," he said. "But it's been a long meet and I'm looking forward to having a few days off."
  
The West Australian said his form over the past week should have his opponents worried ahead of the Olympics.
  
"Hopefully they'll be shaking in their boots," he said.
  
"But you never know, it's a long year and it's an Olympic year so there's still a lot of national trials to go so I wouldn't be surprised if there's a lot of fast times coming up."
  

Date created : 2008-03-28

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