Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ENCORE!

The Little Prince on the big screen

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

At least 3 dead in grenade attack in Bujumbura

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Inequality, sexism and the movie industry

Read more

ENCORE!

Sienna Miller on motherhood, her new movies and Cannes glamour

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

After the Fall of Ramadi, Palmyra: Did the West Underestimate the Jihadists?

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Migrants and Immigrants: A Global Crisis

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Behind the scenes of French gastronomy

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Protests continue in Burundi as calls mount for election delay

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Burundi: Nkurunziza delays parliamentary polls as clashes continue

Read more

Hoelzer breaks 200m backstroke world record

Latest update : 2008-07-06

Margaret Hoelzer broke the women's 200m backstroke world record at the US Olympic swimming trials with a time of 2min 06.09sec

Margaret Hoelzer broke the women's 200m backstroke world record here Saturday at the US Olympic swimming trials, touching in 2min 06.09sec

Hoelzer, the reigning world champion, broke the previous world record of 2:06.39 set by Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry at Columbia, Missouri, on February 16.

Elizabeth Beisel, 15, was second in 2:06.92, earning her second berth in the Beijing Games after finishing second in the 400m individual medley.

Hoelzer improved on her previous personal best of 2:07.16.

Hoelzer also booked her second Beijing berth, after finishing runner-up to Natalie Coughlin in the 100m backstroke.ol
 

Date created : 2008-07-06

COMMENT(S)