Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

EYE ON AFRICA

Candidates Goodluck Jonathan and Mohamudu Buhari call for calm

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Anger at mental health stigmatisation after crash allegations

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Yemen, the Escalation; France's Three Way Race; Clarkson Shown the Exit (part 2)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Germanwings Crash; Co-pilot 'hid illness' on crash day (part 1)

Read more

#THE 51%

The extraordinary tale of the Egyptian mother who lived as a man

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: San Cristobal, Venezuela's tinderbox

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

France's chronic umemployment problem

Read more

FOCUS

Portugal: Anger at corruption scandals, one year after bailout

Read more

YOU ARE HERE

Bistronomy: Stylish and simple eating

Read more

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

COMMENT(S)