Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Organic farming in France: Green is the new black

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Nigeria : Suicide bombers die in failed attack with suspected Boko Haram links

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Turning On Trump?

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

The World According to Trump (part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Kim Jong-Un, François Fillon, French Police Brutality (part 2)

Read more

PEOPLE & PROFIT

Europe market jitters: Political risks give investors cause for concern

Read more

FOCUS

A closer look at former Colombian president Uribe's murky past

Read more

FASHION

Haute Coiffure: When hairdressing becomes a work of art

Read more

#TECH 24

The startup space race

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)