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Latest update : 2009-07-07

International swimming's governing body, FINA, approved Frederick Bousquet's 50-metre freestyle record, set when he was wearing a controversial high-tech suit that the FINA had not yet validated at the time of the race.

AFP - Frederick Bousquet's 50m freestyle world record of 20.94sec, clocked April 26 at Montpellier was approved by swimming world governing body FINA, the French swimming federation said on Tuesday.

The record, which broke Australian Eamon Sullivan's previous world record of 21.28sec, had been in limbo since the French Championships because of the swimsuit Bousquet was wearing the all-polyeurethane "air-trapping" Jaked suit.

Sullivan set the previous record on March 28, 2008 in Sydney.
 

Date created : 2009-07-07